hyperadrenocorticism(redirected from pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH))
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hyperadrenocorticism/hy·per·adre·no·cor·ti·cism/ (-ah-dre″no-kor´tĭ-sizm) hyperadrenocorticalism.
Excessive secretion of adrenocortical hormones, especially cortisol.
See Cushing's syndrome.
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.
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.
induced by the administration of corticosteroids in the treatment of inflammatory or immune-mediated diseases. Seen with increasing frequency in small animals, particularly dogs.
reported in dogs; likely to result in stunted growth in addition to other clinical signs of Cushing's syndrome.
pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH)
see cushing's syndrome.