cushing's-syndrome

Cushing's disease

noun Pathology.
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:
1935–40; after H. W. Cushing, who first described it

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Cushing's disease or Cushing's syndrome (ˈkʊʃɪŋz)
 
n
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
 
[C20: named after Harvey Williams Cushing (1869--1939), US neurosurgeon]
 
Cushing's syndrome or Cushing's syndrome
 
n
 
[C20: named after Harvey Williams Cushing (1869--1939), US neurosurgeon]

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