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Pheochromocytoma and Endocrine Hypertension
Pheochromocytoma is a rare, usually noncancerous adrenal gland tumor that produces excess epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline), hormones called catecholamines. The body needs norepinephrine to maintain blood pressure, but its overproduction causes a dangerous rise in blood pressure. The symptoms of pheochromocytoma include severe headaches, excess sweating, racing heart, feelings of anxiety or nervousness, and trembling, among others.
Who should be tested for pheochromocytoma?
Diagnosis of pheochromocytoma
Treatment of pheochromocytoma