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Addison's disease

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noun Pathology.
  1. a disease characterized by asthenia, low blood pressure, and a brownish coloration of the skin, due to decreased secretion of cortisol from the adrenal cortex, resulting in hypoadrenalism.
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Origin of Addison's disease

1855–60; named after T. Addison, who described it
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British Dictionary definitions for addison's disease

Addison's disease

noun
  1. a disease characterized by deep bronzing of the skin, anaemia, and extreme weakness, caused by underactivity of the adrenal glandsAlso called: adrenal insufficiency
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Word Origin

C19: named after Thomas Addison (1793–1860), British physician who identified it
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addison's disease in Medicine

Addison's disease

n.
  1. A disease caused by partial or total failure of adrenocortical function, characterized by a bronzelike pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes, anemia, weakness, nausea, and low blood pressure.bronzed disease chronic adrenocortical insufficiency
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