Chronic adrenocortical insufficiency

Alternative names
Adrenocortical hypofunction; Addison’s disease; Adrenal insufficiency

Definition
Addison’s disease is a hormone deficiency caused by damage to the outer layer of the adrenal gland (adrenal cortex).

see Adrenal insufficiency

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 5, 2012
by David A. Scott, M.D.

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