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Cushing Syndrome

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.

Year introduced: 1999(1966)

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Tree Number(s): C19.053.800.367

MeSH Unique ID: D003480

Entry Terms:

  • Syndrome, Cushing
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Cushing's
  • Hypercortisolism

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