hypercortisolism, hypercortisolemia


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[hyper- + cortisol + -ism]
Excess levels of cortisol in the blood, caused by administered corticosteroid drugs, an adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting tumor, decreased metabolic clearance, or adrenal overproduction of cortisol.

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