Cushings pituitary basophilism

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Cushings pituitary basophilism --> cushings disease

(Science: disease) An increased concentration of glucocorticoid hormone in the bloodstream (produced by the adrenal gland) secondary to a pituitary tumour that is secreting the hormone adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth). Acth serves to stimulate the adrenal gland to produce excess glucocorticoids.