OMIA 000494 : Hyperadrenocorticism, generic

Possible human homologues (MIM numbers): 169170 (trait) , 201710 (trait)

Cross-species summary: Hyperadrenocorticism (or Cushing syndrome) refers to genetic and iatrogenic hypersecretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) (e.g. caused by tumours of either the pituitary or adrenal glands; or long-term administration of exogenous glucocorticoids). Entries for Cushing disease (pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism) are included here and for some species also under the OMIA phene Cushing disease (OMIA000247)

Species in which this phene is found:
dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo)
domestic cat (Felis catus)
horse (Equus caballus)

Edit History


  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 03 May 2005
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 22 Nov 2016
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 04 Nov 2020