Definition of Cushing's disease

1. Noun. A glandular disorder caused by excessive ACTH resulting in greater than normal functioning of the adrenal gland; characterized by obesity.




Medical Definition of Cushing's disease

1. An increased concentration of glucocorticoid hormone in the bloodstream (produced by the adrenal gland) secondary to a pituitary tumour that is secreting the hormone adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). ACTH serves to stimulate the adrenal gland to produce excess glucocorticoids. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cushing's Disease

Curschmann's disease
Cursorius
Cursorius cursor
Curt
Curtis
Curtisia
Curtiss
Curupira
Curvularia
Cusco
Cuscuta
Cuscuta gronovii
Cush
Cushing
Cushing's basophilism
Cushing's disease
Cushing's pituitary basophilism
Cushing's suture
Cushing's syndrome
Cushing's syndrome medicamentosus
Cushing effect
Cushing phenomenon
Cushing response
Cushite
Cushitic
Custer
Custer's Last Stand
Customs Bureau
Customs Service
Cuterebra

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