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Disease Cushing Syndrome

Name Cushing Syndrome
Synonyms Cushing's Syndrome | Hypercortisolism | Syndrome, Cushing | Syndrome, Cushing's
Definition A condition caused by prolonged exposure to excess levels of cortisol (HYDROCORTISONE) or other GLUCOCORTICOIDS from endogenous or exogenous sources. It is characterized by upper body OBESITY; OSTEOPOROSIS; HYPERTENSION; DIABETES MELLITUS; HIRSUTISM; AMENORRHEA; and excess body fluid. Endogenous Cushing syndrome or spontaneous hypercortisolism is divided into two groups, those due to an excess of ADRENOCORTICOTROPIN and those that are ACTH-independent.
Categories Endocrine system disease
MeSH® ID D003480
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Top ↑ Ancestors

DiseasesEndocrine System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Adrenal Gland Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Adrenocortical Hyperfunction Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Cushing Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

Top ↑ Descendants

Cushing Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Acth-Independent Macronodular Adrenal Hyperplasia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes