- 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.
Origin of Cushing's disease
1935–40; after H. W. Cushing, who first described it
Also called Cushing's syndrome.
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- 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 (1869–1939), US neurosurgeon