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Cushing Syndrome
MeSH HeadingCushing Syndrome
Tree NumberC19.053.800.367
Annotationdo not confuse with CUSHING DISEASE see PITUITARY ACTH HYPERSECRETION
Scope NoteA 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.
Entry TermCushing's Syndrome
Entry TermHypercortisolism
See AlsoPituitary ACTH Hypersecretion
Allowable QualifiersBL CF CI CL CN CO DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RA RH RI RT SU TH UR US VE VI
History Note99(66)
Date of Entry19990101
Unique IDD003480


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Endocrine System Diseases [C19]
   Adrenal Gland Diseases [C19.053]
      Adrenocortical Hyperfunction [C19.053.800]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeCushing Syndrome [C19.053.800.367]
Hyperaldosteronism [C19.053.800.604]  +

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