Cushing disease

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Cush·ing disease

 (ko͝osh′ĭng) or Cush·ing's disease (-ĭngz)
n.
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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