chronic adrenocortical insufficiency

(redirected from morbus Addisonii)

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
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