Cushing's syndrome


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Cushing syndrome

or Cushing's syndrome
n.
A group of symptoms, including a puffy face, fat accumulation around the torso, fat loss from legs and arms, and easy bruising, resulting from elevated levels of cortisol in the bloodstream that are caused either by excess production of the hormone ACTH, as from an adrenal or pituitary tumor, or by administration of high doses of corticosteroid hormones. Cushing syndrome caused by a pituitary tumor is called Cushing disease.

[After Harvey Williams Cushing.]

Cushing's syndrome

A condition caused by oversecretion of glucocorticoid hormones from the adrenals, resulting in a redistribution of body fat and other effects.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cushing's syndrome - a glandular disorder caused by excessive cortisol
adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the body
Translations

Cushing's syndrome

n. síndrome de Cushing, síndrome adrenogenital asociado con una producción excesiva de cortisol, caracterizado por obesidad y debilitamiento muscular.
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