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Cushing Syndrome

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  • 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 ACTH and those that are ACTH-independent.

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Cushing Syndrome - Cushing's Syndrome
- Hypercortisolism
- Syndrome, Cushing
- Syndrome, Cushing's

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