secondary adrenocortical insufficiency
Adrenocortical insufficiency caused by failure of ACTH secretion resulting from anterior pituitary disease or by ACTH inhibition resulting from exogenous steroid therapy.
Former vs. Latter
First thing’s first: Former and latter are both terms that denote an item’s place in a two-part sequence. They usually appear in the sentence immediately following the sequence. Former refers back to the first of a set, while latter refers to the last item. An easy way to remember the difference is to recall that both former and first begin with an F, while both …
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