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steroid withdrawal syndrome


Definition: a condition exhibited by patients who previously had been receiving large therapeutic doses of glucocorticoid hormones for long periods; pituitary-adrenocortical insufficiency is manifested, particularly during stress, for as long as a year or more thereafter and varying degrees of emotional disturbance may be exhibited.

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