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addisonian crisis, acute adrenocortical insufficiency, adrenocortical crisis, adrenal crisis
The syndrome which accompanies the acute onset or aggravation of Addison's disease or other forms of adrenal insufficiency, resulting in lethargy, fever, vascular collapse, and often death.
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adrenal gland, suprarenal gland
A triangular gland situated on top of the kidney.
- The cortex (outer part) secretes various steroid hormones and other hormones that control salt and water metabolism and regulate the use of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
- The medulla (inner part) secretes the hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline which, during times of stress, prepare the body for "fight or flight".