hyperadrenocorticism

hyperadrenocorticism
hy·per·ad·re·no·cor·ti·cism 'hī-pə-rə-.drē-nō-'kȯrt-ə-.siz-əm n
1) the presence of an excess of adrenocortical products in the body
2) the syndrome resulting from hyperadrenocorticism that is often a complication of medication with adrenal hormones, fractions, or stimulants

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hy·per·adre·no·cor·ti·cism (hi″pər-ə-dre″no-korґtĭ-siz-əm) abnormally increased secretion of adrenocortical hormones, as in Cushing syndrome. Called also hypercorticalism and hypercorticism.

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