hyperadrenocorticism

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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)