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Addison's disease

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noun Ad·di·son's disease \ˈa-də-sənz-\

Definition of Addison's disease

  1. :  a destructive disease marked by deficient adrenocortical secretion and characterized by extreme weakness, loss of weight, low blood pressure, gastrointestinal disturbances, and brownish pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes



Origin of addison's disease

Thomas Addison †1860 English physician


First Known Use: circa 1856


Medical Dictionary

Addison's disease

noun Ad·di·son's disease

Medical Definition of Addison's disease

  1. :  a destructive disease marked by deficient adrenocortical secretion and characterized by extreme weakness, loss of weight, low blood pressure, gastrointestinal disturbances, and brownish pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes




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