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Hypercorticoidism

Hypercorticoidism
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, e.g., hydrocortisone.
See: cushings syndrome.
Synonym: adrenalism, hyperadrenalcorticalism, hyperadrenocorticalism.


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