Meaning of Addisonian in English:


Pronunciation /ˌadɪˈsəʊnɪən/


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

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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Two bitches become clinically Addisonian after the physical and hormonal stress of whelping puppies.’
    • ‘Dexamethosone sodium phosphate is the corticosteroid of choice for the animal in an Addisonian crisis.’
    • ‘More detailed information about the causes of Addisonian crisis can be found on our causes page.’
    • ‘This is referred to as an Addisonian crisis and is a medical emergency.’