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Cushing's syndrome

División en sílabas: Cush·ing's syn·drome

Definición de Cushing's syndrome en inglés:

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Medicine
A metabolic disorder caused by overproduction of corticosteroid hormones by the adrenal cortex and often involving obesity and high blood pressure.
Example sentences
  • Medical disorders such as Cushing's syndrome, hypothyroidism and hypogonadism rarely cause obesity.
  • The consensus was that women who present with hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation, in the absence of congenital adrenal disorders, Cushing's syndrome, hyperprolactinemia, or tumors should be diagnosed with PCOS.
  • It is useful to search for signs of hypothyroidism and Cushing's syndrome, although obesity is rarely the sole presentation of these conditions in adolescence.

Origen

1930s: named after Harvey W. Cushing (1869–1939), American surgeon.

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