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face

 [fās]
1. the anterior, or ventral, aspect of the head from the forehead to the chin, inclusive.
2. any presenting aspect or surface. adj., adj fa´cial.
face lift popular name for rhytidectomy.
moon face the peculiar rounded face seen in various conditions, such as in Cushing's syndrome, or after administration of adrenal corticoids.

moon face

the round, usually red face, with large jowls, seen in Cushing disease or in exogenous hyperadrenocorticalism.

moon face

n.
The round, puffy face seen especially in Cushing syndrome.

moon face

Etymology: AS, mona, moon; L, facies, face
a condition characterized by a rounded, puffy face. It occurs in people treated with large doses of corticosteroids, such as those with chronic asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, or acute childhood leukemia. The features return to normal when the medication is stopped. Moon face is symptomatic of Cushing's disease and Cushing's syndrome. Also called moon facies.
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Moon face
A rounded face with a double chin, prominent flushed cheeks, and fat deposits in the temporal fossa and cheeks, which is typical of Cushing’s disease/syndrome and cri-du-chat (5p-) syndrome; the name also refers to a broad, round face with bright-red cheeks which is seen in well-developed, broad-chested children with pulmonary valve stenosis and a right-to-left shunt.

moon face

A rounded face with a double chin, prominent flushed cheeks, and fat deposits in the temporal fossa and cheeks, which is typical of Cushing's disease/syndrome and cri-du-chat–5p-syndrome; the name also refers to a broad, round face with bright-red cheeks in well-developed, broad-chested children with pulmonic stenosis and a right-to-left shunt

moon face

(mūn fās)
The round, usually red face, with large jowls, seen in Cushing disease or in exogenous hyperadrenocorticalism.
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