Cushing's syndrome

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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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Additionally, wound healing delay may occur in some pregnancies complicated with hypercortisolism.
New diagnostic criteria for subclinical hypercortisolism using post-surgical hypocortisolism: The Co-work of Adrenal Research (COAR) study.
In our series, 3 patients had hypercortisolism, hyperaldosteronemia and hyper-androgenemia, with the histological study showing adrenal myelolipomas with hyperplasia of zona glomerulosa, zona fasciculata and zone reticularis.
Cushing's syndrome is hypercortisolism due to any cause, most commonly from exogenous administration of glucocorticoids.
Hyperfunctioning syndromes include hypercortisolism, hyperaldosteronism, adrenogenital hypersecretion of adrenocortical origin, and pheochromocytomas of the medulla.
3,4) Up to 20% of corticotroph adenomas do not manifest biochemical or clinical evidence of hypercortisolism (5,6) and are known as silent corticotroph adenomas (SCAs).
The prevalence of this form of hypercortisolism is even greater--estimated at up to 11%--among individuals with osteoporosis.
This might be due to chronic hypercortisolism (iatrogenic or naturally occurring) which suppresses pituitary secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) (Torres et al.
A 24-year-old man with Addison's disease, who was receiving replacement therapy with prednisolone, was admitted to our hospital due to findings of both hypocorTisolism and hypercortisolism.
Additionally, the hypercortisolism associated with alcohol dependence may in part promote relapse by favoring the use of habit-based memory to guide the expression of maladaptive behaviors.
Clearly define your point of reference; whether you find hypocortisolism or hypercortisolism may depend on the reference group/norm you apply; compare the mean and range of your study with other investigations.