Cushing's Syndrome: Causes, Signs & Treatments


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Which would you expect in cases of Cushing's syndrome caused by a pituitary adenoma?

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1. Which describes the role of dexamethasone in Cushing's syndrome?

2. Which is not a symptom of Cushing's syndrome?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cushing's syndrome can manifest itself in several ways. This quiz and worksheet will test you to see how well you understand the characteristics of this syndrome.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use these materials to review:

  • The cause of Cushing's syndrome
  • Symptoms of the problem
  • How the issue is diagnosed
  • Possible treatments

Skills Practiced

These materials will give you a chance to practice:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of factors that contribute to Cushing's syndrome
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Cushing's syndrome is diagnosed
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the symptoms of Cushing's syndrome and can interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about Cushing's syndrome and its features, look over the accompanying lesson Cushing's Syndrome: Causes, Signs & Treatments. In that lesson, you'll have a chance to review the following objectives:

  • Cover the way our bodies typically use cortisol
  • Discuss the differences between Cushing's syndrome and Cushing's disease
  • Go over the ways symptoms of Cushing's syndrome
  • Review ways that people acquire Cushing's syndrome
  • Study how to diagnose and treat this syndrome