hyperadrenalism


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hyperadrenalism

 [hi″per-ah-dre´nahl-iz-um]
overactivity of the adrenal glands.
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Metabolic/endocrine disturbances (hyperthyroidism, hyperadrenalism)
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Cushing described basophilic adenomas of the pituitary associated with Cushing disease and described Cushing syndrome--the clinical effects of hyperadrenalism.