addisonian

addisonian
I. \\|adə|sōnēən, -nyən\ adjective
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: Joseph Addison died 1719 English essayist + English -ian
1. : of or resembling Addison or his characteristic writings
2. : clear and polished in literary style
II. adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: Thomas Addison + English -ian
: of, relating to, or affected with Addison's disease

addisonian crisis

addisonian patient


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Addisonian anemia — A blood disorder caused by a lack of vitamin B12. Patients who have this disorder do not produce the substance in the stomach that allows the body to absorb vitamin B12. This substance is called intrinsic factor (IF). Addisonian anemia, also… …   Medical dictionary

  • Addisonian crisis — an acute medical emergency due to a lack of corticosteroid production by the body, caused by disease of the adrenal glands or long term suppression of production by steroid medication. It manifests as low blood pressure and collapse, biochemical… …   Medical dictionary

  • Addisonian crisis — an acute medical emergency due to a lack of corticosteroid production by the body, caused by disease of the adrenal glands or long term suppression of production by steroid medication. It manifests as low blood pressure and collapse, biochemical… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • addisonian pernicious anemia — noun see addisonian anemia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Addisonian — adjective see Addison I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Addisonian — /ad euh soh nee euhn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Joseph Addison or his works. 2. fluent and clear in literary style. 3. of or pertaining to Addison s disease. n. 4. one who studies the works of Joseph Addison. [ADDISON +… …   Universalium

  • Addisonian — adj. pertaining to Joseph Addison (English poet and essayist) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • addisonian — ad·di·so·ni·an …   English syllables

  • addisonian syndrome — the complex of symptoms resulting from adrenocortical insufficiency; see Addison disease, under disease …   Medical dictionary

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