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Cushing's syndrome

[′ku̇sh·iŋz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of symptoms including facial and truncal obesity, hypertension, edema, and osteoporosis, resulting from oversecretion of adrenocortical hormones.
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Cushing's syndrome during pregnancy is a rare condition.
According to physical signs, including a moon-like face, hyperthricosis, and thin skin in the genital area, and laboratory tests a diagnosis of iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome followed by secondary adrenal failure was considered.
She was diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome secondary to an adrenal adenoma.
There are three screening tests for endogenous Cushing's syndrome that all primary care physicians ought to be familiar with: the 24-hour urine cortisol test, the bedtime salivary cortisol test, and the overnight 1-mg dexamethasone suppression test.
Cushing's disease most commonly affects adults as young as 20 to 50 years and affects women three times more often than men.
34 patients diagnosed and treated as Cushing's syndrome, as general term, at our university endocrinology clinic between 1989 and 2008 years, were included in this retrospective study.
Pituitary Cushing's is the most common, accounting for 85 percent of cases.
Cushing's potential always intrigued NFL teams, and he admitted even in April he wondered about his status.
Although the signs and symptoms of full-blown Cushing's disease are clinically unmistakable, "the spectrum of clinical presentation is broad, and the diagnosis can be challenging in mild cases," the authors wrote, noting that the guidelines were developed to help facilitate this process.
Cushing's friends and supporters contributed frequent flier miles and money to help Cushing pay for the pilgrimage, which he made in the name of Pax Christi-Augusta, a local Catholic peace group.
It was a less well-known recruitment that led to Cushing's change of career.
Cushing's running commentary is sympathetic to Castro's revolution, but even he notes that "almost every designer has anecdotes of creative work thwarted by political inappropriateness or bureaucratic thickheadedness.