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Addison Disease
Definition: An adrenal disease characterized by the progressive destruction of the ADRENAL CORTEX, resulting in insufficient production of ALDOSTERONE and HYDROCORTISONE. Clinical symptoms include ANOREXIA; NAUSEA; WEIGHT LOSS; MUSCLE WEAKNESS; and HYPERPIGMENTATION of the SKIN due to increase in circulating levels of ACTH precursor hormone which stimulates MELANOCYTES.

Synonym(s): Addison's Disease / Primary Adrenal Insufficiency / Primary Adrenocortical Insufficiency / Primary Hypoadrenalism / Addisons Disease / Adrenal Insufficiency, Primary / Adrenocortical Insufficiencies, Primary / Adrenocortical Insufficiency, Primary / Disease, Addison / Hypoadrenalism, Primary / Hypoadrenalisms, Primary / Insufficiencies, Primary Adrenocortical / Insufficiency, Primary Adrenocortical / Primary Adrenocortical Insufficiencies
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Broader term(s): - Adrenal Insufficiency - Endocrine System Diseases - Autoimmune Diseases - Immune System Diseases

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Broader term(s): - Adrenal Insufficiency - Adrenal Gland Diseases - Endocrine System Diseases - Autoimmune Diseases - Immune System Diseases

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