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Cushing Syndrome (cont.)

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Cushing's syndrome, Cushings syndrome, Cushings disease, Cushing's disease, excess corticosteroids, high levels of corticosteroids, exogenous corticosteroid administration, cortisol, hypercortisolism, adrenal gland, adrenal tumor, pituitary gland, pituitary tumor, hypothalamus, adrenocorticotropic hormone, ACTH, corticotropin-releasing hormone, CRH, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, fractures, impaired immune function, impaired wound healing, purple stretch marks, easy bruising, irregular menses, amenorrhea, hirsutism, virilization in women, feminization in men, decreased libido, infertility, impotence, visual problems, galactorrhea, corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test, trans-sphenoidal surgery, adrenalectomy, pituitary radiation, mitotane, ketoconazole, metyrapone, aminoglutethimide, trilostane, etomidate, adrenal crisis, overnight 1-mg dexamethasone suppression test, 48-hour low-dose dexamethasone suppression test

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Cushing syndrome is caused by prolonged exposure to elevated levels of either endogenous glucocorticoids or exogenous glucocorticoids.

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