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.
The Condition"...These may include an elevated blood level of potassium, a low blood level of sodium, a shift in the ratio of certain white blood cells, or surprising changes on an EKG or chest X-ray that are caused by high potassium or low blood volume..."
The Condition"...Symptoms of an Addisonian crisis include the following ... Sudden penetrating pain in the lower back, abdomen or legs..."
The Condition"...The adrenal cortex makes two important steroid hormones, cortisol and aldosterone..."
The Condition"...Cortisol production is regulated by another hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), made in the pituitary gland which is located just below the brain..."
a glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin
Disease syndrome caused by abnormally low levels of cortisol in the body. This life-threatening condition may be unintentionally induced by abruptly discontinuing oral steroid administration, or by the misuse of Cushing's Disease medication.
Hypoadrenocorticism, hormonal deficiency especially of the adrenocortical hormones most common among young to middle-aged dogs.
Often difficult to identify as the symptoms are very vague, Addison's Disease is caused by an inadequate production of adrenal hormones by the adrenal glands. These hormones are crucial to life and this disease should be taken very seriously.
The Condition"...It occurs when the adrenal glands, located above each kidney, do not produce enough corticosteroids - in particular, the hormone cortisol, and in some cases, the hormone aldosterone..."
A disease marked by the atrophy or destruction of the adrenal cortex. Most cases of Addison's disease appear to involve an autoimmune process.
Marked by weakness, loss of weight, low blood pressure, gastrointestinal disturbances and brownish pigmentation of the skin.
Disease resulting from deficiency in the secretion of adrenocortical hormones.
The Condition"... Nausea, sometimes with vomiting, and diarrhea are common..."
A disease characterized by severe weakness, low blood pressure, and a bronzed coloration of the skin, due to decreased secretion of cortisol from the adrenal gland. Dr. Thomas Addison (1793-1860), born near Newcastle, England, described the disease in 1855. Synonyms: Morbus addisonii, bronzed skin disease.
a disease of the adrenal glands characterized by low blood pressure, weight loss, anorexia, and weakness; without replacement hormonal therapy, it is usually fatal
Hypoadrenocorticism; insufficient secretory activity by the adrenal cortex.
a condition that occurs when the adrenal glands (a pair of glands situated on top of the kidneys) fail to secrete enough corticosteroid hormones. Without treatment, the disease can be fatal.
the pituitary gland produces a hormone that triggers the adrenal gland to produce corticosteroids. If there is a problem with the adrenal gland, or a pituitary tumor, the process breaks down and not enough corticosteroids are produced. Characterized by weakness, weight loss, anorexia, and fatigue.
A condition resulting from the hyposecretion of glucocorticoids; characterized by lethargy, weakness, hypotension, and increased skin pigmentation.
The Condition"...There are also several less common causes of Addison's disease ... CMV (cytomegalovirus) virus in association with AIDS..."
The Condition"...Less commonly associated auto-immune diseases are insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and insufficiencies of the parathyroid glands, gonads, and vitamin B12 absorption ( pernicious anemia)..."
The Condition"...The muscles are weak and often go into spasm..."
The Condition"...The inner part of the adrenal (the 'medulla') produces epinephrine (also called adrenaline) which is produced at times of stress and helps the body respond to "fight or flight" situations by raising the pulse rate, adjusting blood flow, and raising blood..."
The Condition"...There are also several less common causes of Addison's disease ... Rarely, hemorrhage into the adrenals during shock..."
The Condition"...A study in London showed 39 cases per million population as of 1960, of which 12 were due to tuberculosis..."
An ailment characterized by under functioning of the adrenal glands. Characterized by anaemia, weakness, low blood pressure and brownish discoloration of the skin.
The Condition"Addison's disease is a severe or total deficiency of the hormones made in the adrenal cortex, caused by a destruction of the adrenal cortex..." Related Topic"A condition characterized by the chronic destruction of the adrenal cortex, which leads to an increased loss of sodium and water in the urine, muscle weakness and low blood pressure..."
Characterized by the chronic destruction of the adrenal cortex, which leads to an increased loss of sodium and water in the urine, muscle weakness and low blood pressure. The bronze color of the skin is due to the increased production of the skin pigment, melanin.
Addison's disease (also known as chronic adrenal insufficiency, or hypocortisolism) is a rare endocrine disorder which results in the body not producing sufficient amounts of certain adrenal hormones. The condition was first described by British physician Thomas Addison in his 1855 publication, On the Constitutional and Local Effects of Disease of the Suprarenal Capsules. Those who have Addison's are often referred to in research and informational articles as "Addisonians."