Addison's disease


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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.]
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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]
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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]
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Addison's disease

A condition caused by undersecretion of adrenal steroid hormones, resulting in weakness, nausea, low circulation, and bronzing of the skin.
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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
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Addison's disease

n. enfermedad de Addison, hipofunción de las glándulas suprarrenales.
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Addison's disease is sometimes called the "great pretender" because its clinical signs can fit a variety of other health problems, including kidney disease, gastrointestinal problems, diabetes, and seizures.
The medically descriptive name for Addison's disease is hypoadrenocorticism, referring to inadequate adrenal gland secretion.
Hypo-adrenia, subclinical Addison's disease, adrenal neurasthenia, adrenal exhaustion and adrenal fatigue are colloquial terms used to describe low-functioning adrenal glands.
"It was five hours in A&E at Good Hope and then a week in intensive care at Heartlands after which we got the diagnosis of Addison's Disease.
Addison's disease occurs when dogs fail to produce enough of the hormone, cortisol.
A case of primary addison's disease with hyperemesis gravidarum and successful Pregnancy, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology; 2004; 113: 100102.
The key distinction is the ability to align symptoms with measureably reduced hormone production, such as in the case of adrenal insufficiency and Addison's disease. When adrenal fatigue is "diagnosed" there is no such measurment.
According to the Addison's Disease Self-Help Group (ADSHG), the condition affects around one in 10,000 people, which means an estimated 300 to 350 new cases are diagnosed each year across the UK.
Adrenal Insufficiency (AI) may be caused by destruction or dysfunction of the adrenal gland (primary AI, Addison's disease), deficient pituitary adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) secretion (secondary AI), or deficient hypothalamic secretion of corticotropic releasing hormone (CRH) (tertiary AI).
AS one of the ten in 100,000 people in this country who has Addison's Disease, I was saddened to read 'Chances 'missed' to save boy,12, from undiagnosed disease death' (Western Mail, September 29).
One classification of Addison's Disease is called Primary Adrenal Insufficiency, which is where your immune system attacks the body's adrenal glands.