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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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A dog in an Addisonian crisis is very ill, and it can come on swiftly.
These vague symptoms are why many dogs are diagnosed only when they experience an Addisonian crisis. In this case, the lack of steroids and/or mineralocorticoids causes an acute, life-threatening collapse with severe electrolyte imbalances, dehydration, and gastrointestinal disease.
He added: "I believe she had an Addisonian crisis and that's why she died.
The hearing was told Callum was likely already suffering an undiagnosed Addisonian crisis, linked to the rare adrenal condition Addison's Disease, hours after his discharge from hospital with "Dioralyte".
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* Addisonian crisis which causes severe pain, convulsions and unconsciousness.