buffalo hump


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buffalo hump

 
a painless accumulation of fat on the upper back, seen in cushing's syndrome.

buf·fa·lo type

term used to describe the distribution of a fat deposit seen posteriorly over the upper thoracic spine; seen in hyperadrenocorticalism (Cushing syndrome).
Synonym(s): buffalo hump

buffalo hump

an accumulation of fat on the back of the neck associated with the prolonged use of large doses of glucocorticoids or the hypersecretion of cortisol caused by Cushing's syndrome.
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Buffalo hump
A popular term for a mass of fat at the lower cervical and upper thoracic vertebrae, characteristically seen in Cushing’s disease/syndrome
A similar mass may also accumulate in the thoracolumbar regions of black South Africans with achondroplasia—possibly related to their practice of carrying infants on their backs—or in mucopolysaccharidoses and chronic osteomyelitis induced by coccidioidomycosis and M tuberculosis

buffalo hump

Gibbus A popular term for a mass of adipose tissue present at the lower cervical and upper thoracic vertebrae, characteristically seen in Cushing's disease/syndrome; a gibbus may also accumulate in the thoracolumbar regions of black South Africans with achondroplasia–possibly related to their practice of carrying infants on their backs, mucopolysaccharidoses, chronic osteomyelitis induced by coccidioidomycosis and.M tuberculosis

buf·fa·lo neck

(bŭf'ă-lō nek)
Combination of moderate kyphosis with a thick heavy fat pad on the neck, seen especially in people with Cushing disease or syndrome.
Synonym(s): buffalo hump.
References in classic literature ?
Here encamping for the night, in the midst of abundance of sage, or wormwood, which afforded fodder for their horses, they kindled a huge fire for the benefit of their damp comrade, and then proceeded to prepare a sumptuous supper of buffalo humps and ribs, and other choice bits, which they had brought with them.
At her 1-month follow-up, she was noticed to have cushingoid features including moon face, buffalo hump, and drumstick limbs.
Physical findings revealed central obesity, thinning of the skin, buffalo hump and high blood pressure.
Typical cushinoid features such as moon face, centripetal obesity, buffalo hump, and violaceous striae were strikingly absent.
They were led by Buffalo Hump, who worked hard to accommodate the white Texans.
She developed facial and truncal obesity, facial hirsutism and a buffalo hump after 2 years on treatment with inhaled steroids.
When the Comanches -- led by Chief Buffalo Hump (Wes Studi) -- attack Austin (the program's most stirring sequence, at the beginning of the second installment), the Rangers are off pursuing a horse thief.
Physical examination revealed a Cushingoid habitus (puffy face, buffalo hump, central obesity, and paper-thin skin) and a painful erythematous swelling of the right upper limb with overlying hemorrhagic bullae.
In Undaunted Courage, Stephen Ambrose's account of the opening of the American West, after Meriwether Lewis and his party encountered and tasted buffalo hump and tongue, they became the group's meats of choice.
Instead, patients with buffalo hump tended to have a higher body mass index (larger body size), more total body fat, and more fat in their limbs and gut.
the side effects of the new drugs redistributed fat deposits in such sites as "the buffalo hump," "the Crixivan stomach," even if these signs were understood only by initiates.
The primary end point was complete biochemical remission of autoimmune hepatitis and the absence of steroid-related adverse effects such as moon face, acne, buffalo hump, hirsutism, striae, diabetes, glaucoma, or increased intraocular pressure.