anaemic condition caused by kidney disease. A disease characterised by severe weakness, low blood pressure, and a bronzed coloration of the skin, due to decreased secretion of cortisol from the adrenal gland. Thomas Addison (1793-1860) described the disease in 1855. Synonyms: Morbus addisonii, bronz...
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Caused by underactivity of the adrenal glands resulting in extreme weakness.
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Chronic insufficiency of the adrenal cortex as a result of tuberculosis or, specific autoimmune destruction of the ACTH-secreting cells.
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Ad'di·son's dis·ease' [ Named from Thomas Addison, M. D., of London, who first described it.] (Medicine) A morbid condition causing a peculiar brownish discoloration of the skin, and thought, at one time, to be due to disease of the suprarenal capsules (two flat triangular...
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<endocrinology> A rare endocrine disease that results from the underproduction of aldosterone and cortisol (hormones) by the adrenal glands. ... Symptoms include weakness, low blood pressure, anaemia, low blood sugar and electrolyte abnormalities. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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Addison's disease [for Thomas Addison], progressive disease brought about by atrophy of the outer layer, or cortex, of the adrenal gland; it is also called chronic adrenocortical insufficiency. The deterioration of this tissue causes a decrease in the secretion of steroid hormones, many of which are...
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Hypoadrenocorticism; insufficient secretory activity by the adrenal cortex.
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A disease characterized by severe weakness, low blood pressure, and a bronzed coloration of the skin, due to decreased secretion of cortisol from the adrenal gland. Synonyms
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A disease characterized by severe weakness, low blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems and a brownish pigmentation of the skin resulting from the decreased secretion of cortisol from the adrenal gland.
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