chronic adrenocortical insufficiency

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chron·ic a·dre·no·cor·ti·cal in·suf·fi·cien·cy

adrenocortical insufficiency usually as the result of idiopathic atrophy or destruction of both adrenal glands by tuberculosis, an autoimmune process, or other diseases; characterized by fatigue, decreased blood pressure, weight loss, increased melanin pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes, anorexia, and nausea or vomiting; without appropriate replacement therapy, it can progress to acute adrenocortical insufficiency.

chron·ic a·dre·no·cor·ti·cal in·suf·fi·cien·cy

(kron'ik ă-drē'nō-kōr'ti-kăl in'sŭ-fish'ĕn-sē)
Adrenocortical insufficiency usually as the result of idiopathic atrophy or destruction of both suprarenal glands by tuberculosis, an autoimmune process, or other diseases.
Synonym(s): Addison disease.

Addison,

Thomas, English physician, 1793-1860.
Addison anemia - a chronic, progressive anemia of older adults due to failure of absorption of vitamin B12. Synonym(s): Addison-Biermer disease; addisonian anemia; Biermer anemia; Biermer disease; pernicious anemia
Addison-Biermer disease - Synonym(s): Addison anemia
Addison disease - Synonym(s): chronic adrenocortical insufficiency
addisonian anemia - Synonym(s): Addison anemia
addisonian crisis - Synonym(s): acute adrenocortical insufficiency
Addison-Schilder disease - Synonym(s): Schilder disease