Cushing's disease


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Related to Cushing's disease: Cushing's syndrome, cortisol, Addison's disease
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a glandular disorder caused by excessive ACTH resulting in greater than normal functioning of the adrenal gland

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Non supressibility to low dose dexmethasone suppression test and elevated 24 hour urine cortisol confirmed Cushing's disease.
Treatment was also associated with improvement in the clinical signs and symptoms of Cushing's disease (N.
The study also showed that certain clinical manifestations of Cushing's disease tended to improve.
Cushing's Disease had led to the shut down of the adrenal gland and production of too many steroids.
Its promising memory-restoring Alzheimer's drug Caprospinol expects to enter a Phase I clinical trial after acute toxicity study and its High Stress Cortisol drug to counteract Cushing's disease expects to enter Phase II clinical trials.
Their topics include the extended trans-sphenoidal approach, the diagnosis and management of pediatric sellar lesions, treating Cushing's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery.
Long term, corticosteroids could induce side effects such as an enlarged liver; excessive thirst, hunger, and urination; hair loss; weight gain; and Cushing's disease.
One of these conditions is called hyperadrenocorticism or Cushing's disease and the symptoms of this include:
Normal epidural fat responds to steroid use with progressive hypertrophy, but there is no clear rationale why it is more evident with exogenous steroid than in Cushing's disease.
In conditions such as Cushing's disease or ectopic adrenocorticotrophin production where GC levels in the plasma are high, the 11[beta]-HSD2 is thought have reached saturation kinetics as opposed to impairment.
Horses are living longer than ever before, and with that rise in longevity has come an increase in the reported cases of Cushing's disease.
Mifepristone, which is used to induce abortions but was originally designed as treatment for Cushing's disease, has achieved rapid reversal of symptoms in some 30 psychotically depressed patients, ostensibly by blocking cortisol receptors.
By virtue of its tissue-selective toxicity, o,p'-DDD is currently used as an adrenocorticolytic drug to treat adrenocortical carcinoma and Cushing's disease (5).
It had earlier won approval for use in canine Cushing's disease, a hormonal imbalance, in both Canada and the United States.
Physicians should be alert when performing plasma cortisol blood tests in Addison's disease patients (who have adrenal hypofunction) or Cushing's disease patients (who also have adrenal hyperfunction) because the time of day when administered can be significant.