Meaning of Addison's disease

Ad'dison's disease"

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. 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.
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