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Cushing's disease

noun Pathology.
  1. 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.
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Origin of Cushing's disease

1935–40; after H. W. Cushing, who first described it
Also called Cushing's syndrome.
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British Dictionary definitions for cushing's disease

Cushing's disease

Cushing's syndrome

  1. 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
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Word Origin for Cushing's disease

C20: named after Harvey Williams Cushing (1869–1939), US neurosurgeon
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