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Ad·di·son's disease

 (ăd′ĭ-sənz)
n.
A disease caused by partial or total failure of adrenocortical function, which is characterized by a darkening of the skin and mucous membranes, anemia, weakness, and low blood pressure.

[After Thomas Addison (1793-1860), British physician.]

Addison's disease

(ˈædɪsənz)
n
(Pathology) a disease characterized by deep bronzing of the skin, anaemia, and extreme weakness, caused by underactivity of the adrenal glands. Also called: adrenal insufficiency
[C19: named after Thomas Addison (1793–1860), British physician who identified it]

Ad′dison's disease`


n.
diminished function of the adrenal glands, resulting in low blood pressure, weight loss, anxiety, darkened skin, and other disturbances.
[1855–60; after T. Addison, who described it]

Addison's disease

A condition caused by undersecretion of adrenal steroid hormones, resulting in weakness, nausea, low circulation, and bronzing of the skin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Addison's disease - a glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin
adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the body
Translations

Addison's disease

n. enfermedad de Addison, hipofunción de las glándulas suprarrenales.
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