OMIA 000494-10036 : Hyperadrenocorticism, generic in Mesocricetus auratus

In other species: dog , domestic ferret , domestic cat , horse

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 169170 (trait) , 201710 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

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)


1984 Bauck, L.B., Orr, J.P., Lawrence, K.H. :
Hyperadrenocorticism in three teddy bear hamsters. Can Vet J 25:247-50, 1984. Pubmed reference: 17422415.

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