• polypeptide hormones
  • Although there are many kinds of NETs, they are treated as a group of tissue because the cells of these neoplasms share common features, such as looking similar, having special secretory granules, and often producing biogenic amines and polypeptide hormones. (wikipedia.org)
  • cortisol
  • Cushing's syndrome is a relatively rare endocrine (hormonal) disorder resulting from excessive exposure to the hormone cortisol. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Cortisol, a very potent glucocorticoid-a group of adrenocortical hormones that protects the body from stress and affect protein and carbohydrate metabolism-is involved in regulating the functioning of nearly every type of organ and tissue in the body, and is considered to be one of the few hormones absolutely necessary for life. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • organs
  • Placing a given tumor into one of categories depends on well-defined histological features: size, lymphovascular invasion, mitotic counts, Ki-67 labelling index, invasion of adjacent organs, presence of metastases and whether they produce hormones. (wikipedia.org)
  • growth
  • Growth, reproduction, control of metabolic processes, sexual attributes, and even mental conditions and personality traits are dependent on hormones. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • production
  • Diseases resulting from lack of a hormone (such as diabetes mellitus ), or excess production (such as thyrotoxicosis ), have been known for centuries, although the cause was not recognized. (encyclopedia.com)
  • excess
  • When patients present with signs or symptoms of hormone excess, biochemical workup is always pursued first and followed by imaging if biochemical disease is established. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • Depending on how a patient presents (abdominal pain versus symptoms of hormone excess), the differential diagnosis varies. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • long
  • The disorder, which leads to a variety of symptoms and physical abnormalities, is most commonly caused by taking medications containing the hormone over a long period of time. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The most common cause of Cushing's syndrome is the long-term use of glucocorticoid hormones in medications. (thefreedictionary.com)