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Cushing Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cushing Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C19.053.800.367
Unique ID
D003480
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003480
Annotation
do not confuse with CUSHING DISEASE see PITUITARY ACTH HYPERSECRETION
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Cushing's Syndrome
Hypercortisolism
NLM Classification #
WK 770
See Also
Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion
Public MeSH Note
99; see CUSHING'S SYNDROME 1966-98
History Note
99(66)
Date Established
1999/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Cushing Syndrome Preferred
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