Cushing Syndrome. Definition

Medical Definition: Cushing Syndrome

A condition in which too much cortisol (a hormone made in the outer layer of the adrenal gland) in the body. Cushing's syndrome can be caused by taking too much steroid medication or certain types of tumor. Tumors that produce too much adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) causes the adrenal gland to make too much cortisol. The symptoms of Cushing syndrome include a round face, thin arms and legs, severe fatigue and muscle weakness, high blood pressure and high concentration of sugar in the blood, purple or pink stretch marks on the skin, and weight gain, especially in the abdomen .

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