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Moon face

Definition
noun
The face swelling up into a rounded or moon shape, with large jowls, due to increased fat deposition laterally seen among individuals with hyperadrenocorticalism.
Supplement
It may be caused by endogenous factor such as in Cushing’s disease or by exogenous factor such as the use of cortisone-like drugs (steroids) for therapy.
Synonyms:

  • moon facies
  • Cushingoid facies
  • steroid facies


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