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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Addison's disease \Ad"di*son's dis*ease"\ [Named from Thomas Addison, M. D., of London, who first described it.] (Med.) A morbid condition causing a peculiar brownish discoloration of the skin, hypotension, and loss of weight; it is due to insufficient secretion of adrenocortical hormones. Untreated disease is usually fatal. Called also chronic adrenocortical insufficiency [1913 Webster + AS]