hypercorticoidism


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Related to hypercorticoidism: Cushing's disease, hypercortisolism

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.

hy·per·cor·ti·coid·ism

(hī'pĕr-kōr'ti-koyd-izm)
1. Excessive secretion of one or more steroid hormones of the cortex of the suprarenal gland.
2. The state produced by therapeutic administration of large quantities of steroids having glucocorticoid activity (e.g., hydrocortisone).
See also: Cushing syndrome

hy·per·cor·ti·coid·ism

(hī'pĕr-kōr'ti-koyd-izm)
Excessive secretion of steroid hormones of the cortex of the suprarenal gland; sometimes used also to designate the state produced by therapeutic administration of large quantities of steroids having glucocorticoid activity.
Synonym(s): adrenalism.
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