Medical Dictionary

Cushing's syndrome


Medical Definition of CUSHING'S SYNDROME

:  an abnormal bodily condition that is caused by excess corticosteroids and especially cortisol usually from adrenal or pituitary hyperfunction and that is characterized by a variety of signs and symptoms including especially a change in appearance marked by moon facies with plethora, obesity, easy bruising, fatigue, muscle weakness, and hypertension—called also adrenogenital syndrome


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