Definitions for "Addison's disease"
A morbid condition causing a peculiar brownish discoloration of the skin, and thought, at one time, to be due to disease of the suprarenal capsules (two flat triangular bodies covering the upper part of the kidneys), but now known not to be dependent upon this causes exclusively. It is usually fatal.
The Condition"...Classical Addison's disease, also called primary adrenal insufficiency, results from a loss of both cortisol and aldosterone secretion due to the near total or total destruction of both adrenal glands..."
Rare autoimmune disease of the adrenal glands.
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