Addison Ad·di·son (ād'ĭ-sən), Thomas. 1793-1860.
English physician who first described (1849) Addison's disease and Addison's anemia.
English physician after whom Addison's disease, a metabolic dysfunction caused by atrophy of the adrenal cortex, and Addison's (pernicious) anemia were named. He was the first to correlate a set of disease symptoms with pathological changes in one of the endocrine glands.
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