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Pronunciation: kush'ing-oyd

Definition: Resembling the signs and symptoms of Cushing disease or syndrome: moon facies, buffalo hump obesity, striations, adiposity, hypertension, diabetes, and osteoporosis, usually due to exposure to high doses of exogenous corticosteroids on a long-term basis.

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