acute adrenocortical insufficiency

n.

A severe phase or attack of a chronic adrenocortical disorder such as Addison's disease, characterized by insufficient amounts of the adrenocortical hormones and resulting in nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, and life-threatening imbalances in electrolytes.addisonian crisis adrenal crisis

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