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Descriptor English:   Addison Disease 
Descriptor Spanish:   Enfermedad de Addison 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Doença de Addison 
Synonyms English:   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  
Tree Number:   C19.053.500.263
Definition English:   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. 
History Note English:   2005 (1963) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   232 
Unique Identifier:   D000224 

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