Pituitary ACTH hypersecretion

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Pituitary ACTH hypersecretion
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Pituitary ACTH hypersecretion (or Cushing disease) is a form of hyperpituitarism characterized by an abnormally high level of ACTH produced by the anterior pituitary.[1] It is one of the causes of Cushing's syndrome. (However, Cushing's syndrome can be caused by many other causes, including exogenous administration.)


  1. ^ Drouin J, Bilodeau S, Vallette S (September 2007). "Of old and new diseases: genetics of pituitary ACTH excess (Cushing) and deficiency". Clin. Genet. 72 (3): 175–82. doi:10.1111/j.1399-0004.2007.00877.x. PMID 17718852.

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