Addison's disease


Ad·di·son's disease

noun \ˈa-də-sənz-\

Definition of ADDISON'S DISEASE

:  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

Addison's disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADDISON'S DISEASE

: 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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