Addison's disease definition

  • noun:
    • an ailment brought on by partial or complete failure of adrenocortical purpose, which can be characterized by a bronzelike pigmentation of your skin and mucous membranes, anemia, weakness, and low hypertension.
    • a disorder when the adrenal glands are not able to create a sufficient quantity of steroids, causing a brownish stain of the skin.
    • a glandular disorder caused by failure of purpose of the cortex associated with adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin
  • others:
    • A morbid problem causing a peculiar brownish discoloration of the skin, and believed, in the past, become because of disease of the suprarenal capsules (two flat triangular figures within the top area of the kidneys), but now known not to be influenced by this leads to solely. It is almost always deadly.
    • See disease.

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