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hyperadrenocorticalism

 [hi″per-ah-dre″no-kor´tĭ-kahl-iz-um]
hypersecretion of hormones by the adrenal cortex; see cushing's syndrome. Called also hyperadrenocorticism and hypercorticism.

hyperadrenocorticism

/hy·per·adre·no·cor·ti·cism/ (-ah-dre″no-kor´tĭ-sizm) hyperadrenocorticalism.

hyperadrenocorticism

(hī′pər-ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
Excessive secretion of adrenocortical hormones, especially cortisol.

hyperadrenocorticism

hyperadrenocorticism (hī´pərəd-rē´nōkôr´tisizəm),

n an adrenocortical hyperfunction resulting from neoplasia of the cortex or hyperplasia of the cortex secondary to an increase in ACTH. Manifestations include hyperglycemia, edema, hypertension, glycosuria, negative nitrogen balance, acne, and hirsutism. See also syndrome, adrenogenital and syndrome, Cushing's.

hyperadrenocorticism

disease caused by hyperactivity of the adrenal cortices. May be caused by a corticotropic adenoma of the pituitary or by overtreatment with corticosteroids. The clinical picture is that of cushing's syndrome.

iatrogenic hyperadrenocorticism
induced by the administration of corticosteroids in the treatment of inflammatory or immune-mediated diseases. Seen with increasing frequency in small animals, particularly dogs.
juvenile hyperadrenocorticism
reported in dogs; likely to result in stunted growth in addition to other clinical signs of Cushing's syndrome.
pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH)
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1995) reported that in Pituitary dependent Hyperadrenocorticism (PDH) dogs bilaterally enlarged adrenal glands were frequent finding which was due to constant stimulation by ACTH.
Hyperadrenocorticism was diagnosed with urine cortisol and creatinine ratio (UCCR) and low dose dexamathasone suppression test (LDDST) using canine specific cortisol ELISA kit.
Hence, treating hyperadrenocorticism was not considered because of the above stated reasons.
Underlying metabolic disease such as hypothyroidism, hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease), and diabetes mellitus may be associated with increased risk of pancreatitis and should be managed appropriately.
Obesity in dogs may be associated with the following diseases: hypothyroidism, hyperadrenocorticism, diabetes mellitus, non-allergic skin conditions, arthritis, and lameness.
Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's) may be the most frequent endocrinopathy in adult to aged dogs.
Pituitary tumors affect the adrenocorticotropic (ACTH)--containing cells of the pituitary; this form of the disease is referred to as pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism.
Both hypo- and hyperthyroidism can cause neurological signs, as can hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's disease) or hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease).
diseases that seem more prevalent in the aged dog than in younger critters) include diabetes mellitus, prostatic disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cataracts, dental disease, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, hypothyroidism, urolithiasis, hyperadrenocorticism, anemia, urinary incontinence, hepatopathies (liver conditions), chronic renal disease, and a long list of chronic degenerative diseases.