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Descriptor English:   Cushing Syndrome 
Descriptor Spanish:   Síndrome de Cushing 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Síndrome de Cushing 
Synonyms English:   Cushing's Syndrome
Hypercortisolism
Syndrome, Cushing
Syndrome, Cushing's  
Tree Number:   C19.053.800.367
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with CUSHING DISEASE see PITUITARY ACTH HYPERSECRETION
See Related English:   Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion
 
History Note English:   99(66) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   3500 
Unique Identifier:   D003480 

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