1 Cushing's Triad and reflex vs Syndrome and disease

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Cushing's Triad and reflex vs Syndrome and disease

Cushing's Triad is seen in cases of raised intracranial pressure.
It consists of :

  1. Hypertension
  2. Bradycardia
  3. Irregular Respiration
There is a widened pulse pressure (with elevated systolic and a either decreased or normal diastolic BP).

This physiological nervous system response to increased ICP in the form of cushing's triad is termed as Cushing's Reflex.


Cushing's Syndrome 
It is a syndrome caused due to inappropriately high levels of the hormone cortisol.
When the cause is pituitary (eg: adenoma) then it is termed Cushing's disease.




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