Definitions for "Cushing's Syndrome / Hypercortisolism"
The Condition"...Other causes include ... Ectopic ACTH Syndrome: Some benign or malignant tumors that arise outside the pituitary can produce ACTH..."
The Condition"...First, the hypothalamus, a part of the brain which is about the size of a small sugar cube, sends corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) to the pituitary gland..."
The Condition"Cushing's syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high levels of the hormone cortisol..." Recommendation Test Adrenal Function"A 24-Hour urinary free cortisol level is the most specific diagnostic test..."