Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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Chapter 16 - The Endocrine System - Review Questions - Critical Thinking and Clinical Application Questions - Page 629: 4c


This means that the adrenal cortex is damaged by infection, autoimmune attacks, by cancer or some other pathological agent. This is primaty adrenal insufficiency or Addison's disease

Work Step by Step

If the response of the adrenals is subpar for instance if the cortisol produced by stimulation is less than double the amount measured as base line then it is very likely that the patient has Addison's disease.
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