Addison's disease

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a glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin

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It was after the Spectator ceased that Addison published his tragedy called Cato.
With Cato Addison reached the highest point of his fame as an author in his own day, but now we remember him much more as a writer of delightful essays, and as the creator or at least the perfecter of Sir Roger, for to Steele is due the first invention of the worthy knight.
Fortune still smiled on Addison. When George I came to the throne, the Whigs once more returned to power, and Addison again became Secretary for Ireland.
And now, in 1716, when he was already a man of forty-four, Addison married.
But whether Addison was happy in his married life or not, one sorrow he did have.
Julia Bates, DVM, of Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care in Madison, Wisconsin, is a veterinary internist whose research during her residency involved the use of low-dose Percorten-V in the management of Addisons disease.
These vague symptoms, which may improve and then return, could stem from a dozen canine illnesses - or they might point to Addison's.
Addison's disease, named for the 19th century physician who defined this adrenal gland dysfunction, is also known as hypoadrenocorticism or adrenal insufficiency.
Aiyana's new veterinarian immediately recognized the signs of Addison's and did an ultrasound test, saw how small the dog's adrenal glands were, and ordered an adrenal hormone blood test to confirm the diagnosis.
The Addisons were among more than a dozen people caught involved in drug supply in Birtley last year in a crackdown called Operation Hornet.
Arthur Addison snr and jnr were caught up in a police sting to crack a drugs supply network in Gateshead.
When an undercover officer met Addison jnr in a pub to buy cocaine, Addison's dad was with him to vet the buyer.
Ten-year-old Robbie suffered from Addison's Disease, a wholly treatable condition, and died needlessly.
Addison's is a wasting disease due to hormonal imbalance and it is rare - a ratio of 1 in 100,000 in the general population and even higher in children.
Our own son was, thankfully, correctly diagnosed with Addison's in 2000 when he was 10, due to the insight of one very experienced consultant - we were lucky.