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Cushing's disease

noun, Pathology
1.
a disease characterized by abnormal accumulations of facial and trunk fat, fatigue, hypertension, and osteoporosis, caused by hyperfunction of the adrenal cortex or administration of adrenal cortical hormones.
Also called Cushing's syndrome.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; after H. W. Cushing, who first described it
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Cushing's disease

/ˈkʊʃɪŋz/
noun
1.
a rare condition caused by excess corticosteroid hormones in the body, characterized chiefly by obesity of the trunk and face, high blood pressure, fatigue, and loss of calcium from the bones
Word Origin
C20: named after Harvey Williams Cushing (1869–1939), US neurosurgeon
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