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Cushing Syndrome
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.

Synonym(s): Cushing's Syndrome / Hypercortisolism / Syndrome, Cushing / Syndrome, Cushing's /
See also:
Adenoma, Basophil  Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion   

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See also: - Adenoma, Basophil - Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion

Broader term(s): - Endocrine System Diseases
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Broader term(s): - Adrenocortical Hyperfunction - Adrenal Gland Diseases - Endocrine System Diseases

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