Addison's disease

noun Ad·di·son's disease \ ˈa-də-sənz- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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 and Etymology of addison's disease

after Thomas Addison †1860 English physician


Medical Dictionary

Addison's disease

noun

medical Definition of Addison's disease

: a rare disease marked by deficient secretion of adrenocortical hormones (such as cortisol) that is characterized by fatigue, muscle weakness, weight loss, low blood pressure, irritability or depression, and brownish pigmentation of the skin and is caused by progressive destruction of the adrenal glands (as by an autoimmune response or infection)

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