DISEASES

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Human genes for Addison's disease

Addison's disease [DOID:13774]

Addison’s disease (also chronic adrenal insufficiency, hypocortisolism, and hypoadrenalism) is a rare, chronic endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones (glucocorticoids and often mineralocorticoids). It is characterised by a number of relatively nonspecific symptoms, such as abdominal pain and weakness, but under certain circumstances these may progress to Addisonian crisis, a severe illness in which there may be very low blood pressure and coma.

Synonyms:  Addison's disease,  Addisons disease,  Addison's disorder,  Addison's syndrome,  DOID:13774 ...