adrenal cortical syndrome

a·dre·nal cor·ti·cal syn·drome

an inexact (and obsolete) term that has been applied to Cushing syndrome, Addison disease, or the adrenogenital syndrome.
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adrenal cortical syndrome

An antiquated, nonspecific term used in primary publications in the 1930s, whose authors variously applied it to hypo- and hyperfunction of the adrenal gland. It has been replaced by the condition-specific terms Addison's disease, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Conn syndrome and Cushing syndrome; adrenal cortical syndrome is therefore best regarded as as inappropriate for working medical parlance.
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