- Cushing phenomenon
- see under response.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Cushing reflex — (also referred to as the vasopressor response, the Cushing effect, the Cushing reaction, the Cushing phenomenon, the Cushing response, or Cushing s Law) is a physiological nervous system response to increased intracranial pressure (ICP) that… … Wikipedia
Cushing response — tachycardia, increased systemic blood pressure, and slow, irregular breathing in response to an increase in intracranial pressure. Called also Cushing phenomenon or reflex … Medical dictionary
Cushing disease response (phenomenon reflex) etc. — Cush·ing disease, response (phenomenon, reflex), etc. (kooshґing) [Harvey Williams Cushing, American surgeon, 1869â€“1939] see under disease, response, syndrome, and ulcer. See also equine Cushing disease, under disease … Medical dictionary
phenomenon — 1. A symptom; an occurrence of any sort, whether ordinary or extraordinary, in relation to a disease. 2. Any unusual fact or occurrence. [G. phainomenon, fr. phaino, to cause to appear] adhesion p. a p. manifested by the adherence of antigen… … Medical dictionary
Cushing — Harvey W., U.S. neurosurgeon, 1869–1939. See C. basophilism, C. disease, C. syndrome, C. syndrome medicamentosus, C. effect, C. phenomenon, C. response, C. pituitary basophilism. Hayward W., U.S. surgeon, 1854–1934. See C. suture … Medical dictionary
effect — The result or consequence of an action. [L. efficio, pp. effectus, to accomplish, fr. facio, to do] abscopal e. a reaction produced following irradiation but occurring outside the zone of actual radiation absorption. additive e. an e. wherein two … Medical dictionary
response — 1. The reaction of a muscle, nerve, gland, or other excitable tissue to a stimulus. 2. Any act or behavior, or its constituents, that a living organism is capable of emitting. Reflexes are usually excluded because they are typically elicited by a … Medical dictionary
syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… … Medical dictionary
endocrine system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction group of ductless glands (gland) that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones (hormone). Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs… … Universalium
test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… … Medical dictionary