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What is addison's disease in dogs.?

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What is addison's disease in dogs.?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Addison's is hypoadrenocorticism which describes an endocrine disorder caused by adrenocortical insufficiency. In other words, my patient's adrenal glands wouldn't be able to produce enough glucocorticoids such as cortisol and mineralocorticoids - steroids that regulate electrolyte levels ("typical Addison's") ; or only signs of glucocorticoid deficiency are present ("atypical" Addison's). Is this disease being considered or confirmed in Babe Ruth?