addison's disease

Addison's disease
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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈæ.də.sənz ˌdɪ.ˈziːz/
    • /ˈæ.də.sənz dɪ.ˈziːz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈæ.də.sənz ˌdɪ.ˈziːz/

Definitions of addison's disease words

  • noun addison's disease a disease characterized by deep bronzing of the skin, anaemia, and extreme weakness, caused by underactivity of the adrenal glands 3
  • noun addison's disease a disease caused by failure of the adrenal glands: it is characterized by anemia, weakness, low blood pressure, and brownish discoloration of the skin 3
  • noun addison's disease a disease characterized by asthenia, low blood pressure, and a brownish coloration of the skin, due to decreased secretion of cortisol from the adrenal cortex, resulting in hypoadrenalism. 1
  • noun addison's disease glandular disorder 1
  • noun addison's disease (pathology) A disorder in which the adrenal glands fail to produce a sufficient quantity of steroids, causing a brownish discoloration of the skin. 0

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Origin of addison's disease

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
1855-60; named after T. Addison, who described it

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addison's disease popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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