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Addison's Disease

The Adrenal Glands, History Of Addison's Disease, Addison's Disease, Treatment

Addison's disease, also called adrenocortical deficiency or primary adrenal hypofunction, is a rare condition caused by destruction of the cortex of the adrenal gland, one of several glands the endocrine system. Because Addison's disease is treatable, those who develop the illness can expect to have a normal life span.

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