Addison's disease causes a lack of adrenocortical secretion, and results in extreme weakness, weight loss, low blood pressure, gastrointestinal disturbances, and brownish pigmentation of both the skin and the mucous membranes.
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- "Definition of ADDISON'S DISEASE". Merrian-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
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