Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Addison's Disease Secondary Disease

Secondary Addison's disease is caused by the malfunction of pituitary gland, or hypothalamus, which normally stimulates the adrenal glands to produce hormones. If the pituitary gland does not stimulate the adrenal glands, then the adrenal glands do not produce hormones.

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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