adrenal insufficiency

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adrenal insufficiency

n
(Pathology) another name for Addison's disease
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The 4A syndrome: adrenocortical insufficiency associated with achalasia, alacrima, autonomic and other neurological abnormalities.
Prolonged administration of exogenous glucocorticoids can lead to suppression of the HPA axis which induces secondary adrenocortical insufficiency consequently reducing endogenous glucocorticoid production [9,10].
All patients were homozygous for mutations in the triple A syndrome gene.16 Age of onset of symptoms is variable, usually presenting during first decade of life with dysphagia and severe, occasionally fatal, hypoglycemia or hypotensive epidodes, related to adrenocortical insufficiency.17,18