hyperadrenocorticalism


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hyperadrenocorticalism

 [hi″per-ah-dre″no-kor´tĭ-kahl-iz-um]
hypersecretion of hormones by the adrenal cortex; see cushing's syndrome. Called also hyperadrenocorticism and hypercorticism.

hy·per·cor·ti·coid·ism

(hī'pĕr-kōr'ti-koyd-izm),
Excessive secretion of one or more steroid hormones of the adrenal cortex; sometimes used also to designate the state produced by therapeutic administration of large quantities of steroids having glucocorticoid activity, for example, hydrocortisone.
See also: Cushing syndrome.