latent adrenocortical insufficiency

la·tent a·dre·no·cor·ti·cal in·suf·fi·cien·cy

adrenocortical insufficiency that is not clinically evident but can become severe if a sudden stress, such as an intercurrent acute illness, develops.

la·tent a·dre·no·cor·ti·cal in·suf·fi·cien·cy

(lā'tĕnt ă-drē'nō-kōr'ti-kăl in'sŭ-fish'ĕn-sē)
Disorder that is not clinically evident but can worsen if a sudden stress develops.