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Addison's Disease

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A disease characterized by hypotension, weight loss, anorexia, weakness, and sometimes a bronze-like melanotic hyperpigmentation of the skin. It is due to tuberculosis- or autoimmune-induced disease (hypofunction) of the adrenal glands that results in deficiency of aldosterone and cortisol. In the absence of replacement therapy, it is usually fatal.

synonyms

Addison's Disease, Hypocorticism, Suprarenal Insufficiency

UMLS

Addison Disease, Addison melanoderma, Addisons Disease, Addison's Disease, Addison's disease, NOS, Addison's, disease, ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY (ADDISON'S DISEASE), ADRENOCORTICAL INSUFFICIENCY, PRIMARY FAILURE, Asthenia pigmentosa, Bronzed disease, DISEASE ADDISON'S, Disease, Addison, Disease, Addison's, Insufficiency, adrenal primary, Melasma addisonii, Primary adrenal deficiency, Primary adrenocortical insuff, Primary adrenocortical insufficiency, Primary hypoadrenalism

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