moon facies

moon facies n the full rounded facies characteristic of hyperadrenocorticism called also moon face

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the peculiar rounded face observed in various conditions, such as Cushing syndrome, or following administration of corticosteroids.

Moon facies associated with corticosteroid therapy for chronic asthma.


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