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Disease Addison Disease

Name Addison Disease
Synonyms Addison's Disease | Addisons Disease | Adrenal Insufficiency, Primary | Adrenocortical Insufficiencies, Primary | Adrenocortical Insufficiency, Primary | Disease, Addison | Hypoadrenalism, Primary | Hypoadrenalisms, Primary | Insufficiencies, Primary Adrenocortical | Insufficiency, Primary Adrenocortical | Primary Adrenal Insufficiency | Primary Adrenocortical Insufficiencies | Primary Adrenocortical Insufficiency | Primary Hypoadrenalism
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.
Categories Endocrine system disease | Immune system disease
MeSH® ID D000224
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1. DiseasesEndocrine System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Adrenal Gland Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Adrenal Insufficiency Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Addison Disease Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesImmune System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Autoimmune Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Addison Disease Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Addison Disease Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Hypoadrenocorticism, Familial