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- Adrenocortical insufficiency:
- Adrenocortical hyperfunction, partial function of cortisol:
- Cushing's syndrome:
- Central Cushing's syndrome (Cushing's disease): Increased production of ACTH in the anterior pituitary gland with subsequent increased corticoid release from the adrenal cortex (see also pituitary diseases, skin changes).
- Adrenal Cushing's Syndrome (increased secretion of gluco- or mineralocorticoids from the adrenal cortex in the course of neoplasia (adenomas or carcinomas) with subsequent suppressed release of ACTH from the anterior pituitary gland); so-called "white Cushing's" see Addison, whiter.
- Ectopic (paraneoplastic) Cushing's syndrome (formation of corticoids in ectopic tissue, e.g. in small cell bronchial carcinoma).
- Iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome (after regular, systemic administration of ACTH or glucocorticoids).
- Hypothalamic-pituitary Cushing's syndrome (disturbances in hypothalamic-pituitary regulation).
- Pseudo-Cushing's syndrome, so-called Cushingoid (passagere Cushing's symptoms e.g. after severe cranial injuries).
- Adrenal cortex hyperfunction, androgen partial function (dehydroepiandrosterone, androstendione):
- Androgenisation syndrome (hirsutism, oligomenorrhoea, acne, virilization)
- Adrenogenital syndrome, congenital
- Adrenal medullary hyperfunctions:
Incoming links (1)Dermadrome;
Outgoing links (6)Addison's disease; Addison, white; Adrenogenital syndrome, congenital; Cushing's syndrome (overview); Melanoderma, diffuse; Pheochromocytoma;
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