Cushing syndrome and androgens

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Posted by oldnyc from IP on July 09, 2011 at 22:43:20:

I have a question, as I understand it Cushing syndrome (of adrenal origin) blocks ACTH release, hence decreasing other adrenal hormones to be secreted, yet I read that it leads to an increase of androgens. Can someone please tell me why increase cortisol of adrenal origin leads to an increase in androgen production by the adrenal glands?

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