moon facies

moon fa·ci·es

roundness of the face due to increased fat deposition laterally seen in patients with hyperadrenocorticalism, either of endogenous (for example, Cushing disease) or exogenous origin (for example, use of cortisonelike drugs during therapy).

moon fa·ci·es

(mūn fashē-ēz)
Roundness of face (often with attendant redness) due to increased fat deposition laterally seen in patients with hyperadrenocorticalism.
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Moon facies develop in slightly over 10% of patients receiving even short-term low-dose therapy.