Morbus addisonii

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morbus Addisonii --> chronic adrenocortical insufficiency

adrenocortical insufficiency usually as the result of idiopathic atrophy or destruction of both adrenal glands by tuberculosis, an autoimmune process, or other diseases; characterised by fatigue, decreased blood pressure, weight loss, increased melanin pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes, anorexia, and nausea or vomiting; without appropriate replacement therapy, it can progress to acute adrenocortical insufficiency.

Synonym: addison's disease, addisonian syndrome, hyposupradrenalism, morbus Addisonii.