Cushing's syndromeCush·ing's syndrome
a medical condition characterized by obesity, hypertension, excessive hair growth, etc., caused by an overactive adrenal gland or large doses of corticosteroids
Origin of Cushing's syndromeafter Harvey Cushing
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. Also called Cushing's disease.
Origin of Cushing's syndromeAfter Harvey Williams Cushing.