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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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Adrenoleukodystrophy give rise to three major disease categories such as childhood cerebral form (observed between 4 to 8 years of age), adrenomyelopathy and impaired adrenal gland function (also known as Addison disease).
Anorexia, nausea, and diarrhea also often occur, along with diminished cold tolerance (Nieman, 2013), as does dizziness and syncope, weight loss, dehydration due to alterations in sodium reabsorption and potassium excretion, and hypotension--all are characteristic of the terminal stages of Addison disease (Nieman, 2013).
(Parnell) Kroll, RN, 73, of Northboro, died Wednesday, June 16, at Radius Healthcare in Worcester after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease and Addison Disease. Mrs.