Definition: 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, hydrocortisone.
Synonym(s): adrenalism, hyperadrenalcorticalism, hyperadrenocorticalism
See Also: Cushing syndrome
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