|Addison's disease (ˈædɪsənz)|
|Also called: adrenal insufficiency a disease characterized by deep bronzing of the skin, anaemia, and extreme weakness, caused by underactivity of the adrenal glands|
|[C19: named after Thomas Addison (1793--1860), British physician who identified it]|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
Addison's disease n.
A disease caused by partial or total failure of adrenocortical function, characterized by a bronzelike pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes, anemia, weakness, nausea, and low blood pressure. Also called bronzed disease, chronic adrenocortical insufficiency.