hypoadrenocorticism


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hypoadrenocorticism

[¦hī·pō·ə¦drē·nō′kȯrd·ə‚siz·əm]
(medicine)
Lowered or subnormal adrenal cortex activity.
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Ultrasonographic evaluation of the adrenal glands in six dogs with hypoadrenocorticism. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc.
Used in the diagnosis of hyperadrenocorticism or hypoadrenocorticism.
The most dependable screening method for both hyper- and hypoadrenocorticism, however, is an ACTH stimulation test, which assesses the response of the adrenal glands to a test dose of the pituitary hormone.
The medically descriptive name for Addison's disease is hypoadrenocorticism, referring to inadequate adrenal gland secretion.
A less common problem is Addison's disease or hypoadrenocorticism. The adrenal glands produce both the stress hormone cortisol and aldosterone, a hormone necessary for life because it helps conserve sodium.
Fluid and electrolyte therapy in endocrine disorders: diabetes mellitus and hypoadrenocorticism. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Philadelphia, v.38, p.699-717, 2008.
Also referred to as hypoadrenocorticism, Addison's disease results from reduced hormone production by the adrenal glands.
In Addison's disease (also called hypoadrenocorticism), the body does not produce enough Cortisol or water-regulating hormones (called mineralocorticoids).