adrenal cortical insufficiency


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adrenal cortical insufficiency

[ə′drēn·əl ′kȯrt·i·kəl ‚in·sə′fish·ən·sē]
(medicine)
Failure of the adrenal cortex to secrete adequate hormones.
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Furthermore, according to Edens (1978), chicken exposed to high environmental temperatures (43[degrees]C) showed a rising plasma corticosterone concentration early in the heating episode (before 90 min), afterwards a significant fall signifying the Acute Adrenal Cortical Insufficiency (AACI) syndrome.
Adrenal cortical insufficiency in young chickens exposed to a high ambient temperature.
In patients with untreated acute myocardial infarction, adrenal cortical insufficiency, angina, hypertension, and thyrotoxicosis.