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Glossary for Cushing-like symptoms

Medical terms related to Cushing-like symptoms or mentioned in this section include:

  • ACTH -- Teratogenic Agent: Experimental studies on mice indicate that the use of ACTH during pregnancy may cause various harmful effects on the fetus. The likelihood and severity of symptoms may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at. The effect on human fetuses has not been conclusively determined.
  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Abdominal tumor: tumors of the abdomen
  • Adrenal adenoma: collection of growths (-oma) of glandular origin.
  • Adrenal carcinoma: an aggressive cancer originating in the cortex (steroid hormone-producing tissue) of the adrenal gland.
  • Adrenal gland symptoms: Symptoms affecting the adrenal glands
  • Adrenal hyperplasia: A group of disorder that occur when there is a problem in the process of making adrenal corticosteroids.
  • Anxiety: Excessive worry, anxiety, or fear.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Bronchogenic carcinoma: When cells of the lung start growing rapidly in an uncontrolled manner, the condition is called lung cancer .
  • Buffalo Hump: Fat accumulation on the back of the neck.
  • Corticotropin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Corticotropin during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Cushing syndrome: A rare syndrome where excessive secretion of corticosteroids by the adrenal cortex leads to a variety of symptoms. Hormone-secreting adrenal or pituitary tumors are often the cause of the excessive corticosteroid secretion.
  • Cushing syndrome, familial: A hormonal disorder caused by high levels of the cortisol hormone due to the abnormal development of the adrenal gland.
  • 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.
  • Cushing's syndrome-induced hypertension: Cushing's syndrome-induced hypertension is high blood pressure caused by a condition caused Cushing's syndrome where the adrenal glands produce excessive amounts of cortisol.
  • Cushing-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of Cushing's disease
  • Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Dexamethasone -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Dexamethasone during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Ectopic ACTH Syndrome: A tumour arising in the body which releases excess quantities of ACTH
  • Endocrine symptoms: Symptoms affecting the endocrine system such as hormones.
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Gastro-enteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumor: A rare form of gastrointestinal tumor. It includes two main groups of cancer called carcinoid and endocrine pancreatic tumors. Some of the tumors consist of hormone secreting cells which results in excessive secretion of certain hormones.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • High blood pressure: Excessive blood pressure.
  • Hyperadrenalism: Excessive levels of adrenal hormones in the body. Symptoms depend on which hormone is involved and the degree of involvement. Adrenal hormones are aldosterone, corticosteroids, androgenic steroids, epinephrine and norepinephrine.
  • Increased thirst and urination: also known as polydipsia and polyuria
  • Irritability: Excessive feelings of annoyance or frustration.
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome: A rare genetic multisystem disorder characterized by abnormal skin pigmentation and endocrine gland dysfunction and replacement of parts of bone tissue with fibrous material.
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands
  • Muscle weakness: Weakness of the muscles or loss of tone
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer: A malignant carcinoma that is located in the islet cells of the pancreas
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes:
  • Pituitary Cancer: Cancer of the pituitary gland.
  • Pituitary symptoms: Symptoms affecting the pituitary gland
  • Prednisolone -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Prednisolone during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Severe fatigue: A condition which is characterized by severe tiredness and fatigue
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Thymoma: A condition which is characterized by s tumour derived from the epithelial cells of the thymus
  • Thyroid problems: Any condition which affects the thyroid
  • Thyroid symptoms: Symptoms affecting the thyroid gland

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cushing-like symptoms:

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