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noun Pathology.

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
/ (ˈædɪsənz) /

noun

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

Word Origin for Addison's disease

C19: named after Thomas Addison (1793–1860), British physician who identified it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for Addison's disease

Addison's disease

n.

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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