Cushing's disease

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Related to Cushing's disease: Cushing's syndrome, cortisol, Addison's disease

Cush·ing disease

 (ko͝osh′ĭng) or Cush·ing's disease (-ĭngz)
A disorder caused by excess production of the hormone ACTH by a pituitary tumor, which results in the symptoms of Cushing syndrome.

[After Harvey Williams Cushing.]

Cushing's disease

(ˈkʊʃɪŋz) or

Cushing's syndrome

(Pathology) 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]

Cush′ing's disease`

a disorder of metabolism caused by overproduction of the hormone ACTH, resulting in hypertension, striated skin, accumulations of fat on the face and other areas, and other disturbances.
[1935–40; after H. W. Cushing, who first described it]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cushing's disease - a glandular disorder caused by excessive ACTH resulting in greater than normal functioning of the adrenal gland; characterized by obesity
adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the body
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