from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A syndrome caused by an increased production of ACTH from a tumor of the adrenal cortex or of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, or by excessive intake of glucocorticoids. It is characterized by obesity and weakening of the muscles.
After Harvey Williams Cushing.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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