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Relating to or described by Thomas Addison; used in relation to the various features of Addison disease.
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With daily doses of steroid hormones Addisonians can lead a very near-to-normal life.
The narrator's Addisonian frame separates author as well as audience from the characters and situations portrayed much as a travel narrative separates voyager from exotic natives.
Specifically, RU 486/PG abortion poses substantial adverse risks to women with: asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, glaucoma, adrenal insufficiency, kidney disease, liver disorder, pulmonary disorder, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disorders or intestinal disease, addisonian crisis susceptibility, prior use of steroid medication, prior use of some non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin, recent use of hormonal contraception or presence of an IUD, recent Caesarean section, anemia, sickle cell anemia, hematologic or coagulation disorders, evidence of threatened abortion or ongoing spontaneous miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, uterine fibroids or uterine anomalies.
This is called an addisonian crisis, or acute adrenal insufficiency.
Symptoms of an addisonian crisis include sudden penetrating pain in the lower back, abdomen, or legs; severe vomiting and diarrhea, followed by dehydration; low blood pressure; and loss of consciousness.
In patients suspected of having an addisonian crisis, the doctor must begin treatment with injections of salt, fluids, and glucocorticoid hormones immediately.
8226; Addisonian crisis which causes severe pain, convulsions and unconsciousness.
Unfortunately, many hypoadrenal patients are only treated when they are ready to go into Addisonian crisis.