cushing's disease

Cushing's disease
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Definitions of cushing's disease words

  • noun cushing's disease 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 3
  • noun cushing's disease a disorder of the adrenal cortex caused by a tumor in the pituitary, characterized by obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, etc. 3
  • noun cushing's disease 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. 1

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Origin of cushing's disease

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
1935-40; after H. W. Cushing, who first described it

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cushing's disease popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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