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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.]
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Cushing's disease(ˈkʊʃɪŋz) or
(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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||Cushing's disease - a glandular disorder caused by excessive ACTH resulting in greater than normal functioning of the adrenal gland; characterized by obesity|
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