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Cushing's disease: A condition of hyperadrenocorticism which is secondary to excessive pituitary secretion of ACTH. Cushing's disease is different to Cushing's syndrome which refers to the effects of glucocorticoid excess from any cause. See detailed information below for a list of 2 causes of Cushing's disease, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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A disease of the PITUITARY GLAND characterized by the excess amount of ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE secreted. This leads to hypersecretion of cortisol (HYDROCORTISONE) by the ADRENAL GLANDS resulting in CUSHING SYNDROME.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Cushing's disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Cushing's disease, or a subtype of Cushing's disease,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)
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