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Disease or Condition — Hormonal, Nutritional, Metabolic, and Immune Disorders:
drug-induced adrenal insufficiency

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Description

Acquired adrenal insensitivity is a rare disorder in which the body does not respond to the hormones produced by the adrenal glands. This can lead to a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, weight loss, low blood pressure, and electrolyte imbalances. It is caused by a mutation in the gene that codes for the adrenal receptor, which is responsible for recognizing and responding to hormones produced by the adrenal glands. Treatment typically involves hormone replacement therapy to restore normal hormone levels.

Synonyms
  • acquired adrenal insensitivity
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