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.
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.
Any disease that resembles Addison's disease.