Cushing Syndrome Hyperglycemia

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Definition

Cushings disease is a condition in which the pituitary gland releases too much adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). The pituitary gland is an organ of the endocrine system.

Cushing's disease is a form of Cushing syndrome.


Alternative Names

Pituitary Cushing's disease


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Cushing's disease is caused by a tumor or excess growth (hyperplasia) of the pituitary gland. This gland is located at the base of the brain.

People with Cushing's disease have too much ACTH....

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