moon facies

noun

Definition of moon facies

medical

  1. :  the full, rounded facies characteristic of hyperadrenocorticism Typically, Cushing's disease develops insidiously, as in the patient under discussion, in whom … weakness, emotional lability, moon facies, and peripheral edema began to develop six months before admission. — Lawrence J. Brandt, and Eugene J. Mark, New England Journal of Medicine, 10 Feb. 2000 —called also moon face

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1999

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1999


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