addisonism

addisonism

 [ad´ĭ-sun-izm″]
symptoms seen in pulmonary tuberculosis, consisting of debility and pigmentation, resembling addison's disease.

addisonism

/ad·di·son·ism/ (ad´ĭ-son-izm″) addisonian syndrome.

addisonism

Etymology: Thomas Addison, London physician, 1793-1860
a condition characterized by the physical signs of Addison's disease, although loss of adrenocortical functions is not involved. The signs include an increase in the bronze pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes caused by increased levels of melanocyte-stimulating hormone, as well as general debility.

addisonism

(ad′ĭ-sŏn-ĭzm)
Any disease that resembles Addison's disease.
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His Addisonism was diagnosed in 1947, at the time told he had one year to live, and was given his last rites shortly after.