Definition of Addisonian in English:



  • 1Relating to or characteristic of the writing of Joseph Addison.

  • 2Medicine
    Relating to or characterized by Addison's disease.

    • ‘Dexamethosone sodium phosphate is the corticosteroid of choice for the animal in an Addisonian crisis.’
    • ‘Classic features of Addisonian crisis include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and delirium, but these are often present for other reasons in critically ill patients.’
    • ‘More detailed information about the causes of Addisonian crisis can be found on our causes page.’
    • ‘Two bitches become clinically Addisonian after the physical and hormonal stress of whelping puppies.’
    • ‘This is referred to as an Addisonian crisis and is a medical emergency.’