hypercortisolism


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hypercortisolism

(hī″pĕr-kort″ĭ-sol″izm) [ hyper- + cortisol + -ism]
Excess levels of cortisol in the blood, caused by administered corticosteroid drugs, an adrenocorticotropic hormone–secreting tumor, or adrenal overproduction of cortisol.
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The immunosuppression induced by SCLC itself is further amplified by that induced by hypercortisolism, leading to serious infectious complications.
Five months after biochemical and clinical resolution of hypercortisolism, she developed tremor of the hands, sweating, insomnia, weight loss, palpitations, anxiety, itch, and neck pain.
Cushing's syndrome should be considered in hypertensive pregnant patients with remarkable signs of hypercortisolism. The best results would be achieved through a collaboration between obstetricians, endocrinologists, and surgeons.
The estimation of duration of hypercortisolism was calculated as the months from symptom onset to the date of remission of hypercortisolism (or current date for active patients, where remission had not been achieved).
Chrousos, "The longitudinal course of psychopathology in Cushing's syndrome after correction of hypercortisolism," Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
and lipid metabolism in endogenous hypercortisolism: shared features with metabolic syndrome X and NIDDM.
The impact of glucocorticoid hormones on lipoprotein metabolism can be examined in normal variation, acute and chronic dosing, replacement therapy, and hypercortisolism. Positive correlations exist between LDL cholesterol and endogenous plasma cortisol in healthy men aged between 52 years and 67 years.
[4] It is characterized by hypercortisolism and side effects of excessive steroids are hyperglycemia, hypertension, fluid overload, protein catabolism, immune-suppression, increased susceptibility to infection and impaired wound healing.
Therefore, we diagnosed this patient with adrenal myelolipoma associated with hypercortisolism.
Hypercortisolism and hypothyroidism in an infant with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome.
Cameron, O.G., Thomas, B., Tiongco, D., Hariharan, M., Greden, J.F., 1987, Hypercortisolism in diabetes mellitus.
Chapters address the principles, enzymes, and pathways of human steroidogenesis; glucocorticoid action, receptors, and therapy; the secretion and action of aldosterone; adrenal insufficiency; adrenal causes of hypercortisolism; defects of adrenal steroidogenesis; adrenarche and adrenopause; adrenal gland imaging; adrenocortical carcinoma; primary mineralcorticoid excess syndromes and hypertension; mineralcorticoid deficiency; pheochromocytoma; adrenal surgery; and Cushing's syndrome.