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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hyperadrenocorticism

(hī′pər-ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
Excessive secretion of adrenocortical hormones, especially cortisol.
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