Pitfalls in the diagnosis of hypoadrenocorticism
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).