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Plate 11-Morbus Addisonii

Plate 11-Morbus Addisonii

Title

Plate 11-Morbus Addisonii

Subject

Description

Modern term: Addison’s disease

Adrenal failure with loss of pituitary feedback inhibition leads to increased secretion of ACTH, which shares an amino acid sequence with melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH). This leads to enhanced production of melanin by epidermal melanocytes.

Source

Atlas of portraits of diseases of the skin

Publisher

New Sydenham Society

Date

1860-1884

Rights

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Format

Still image

Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1859681

Citation

“Plate 11-Morbus Addisonii,” Online Exhibits@Yale, accessed August 20, 2019, http://exhibits.library.yale.edu/document/9304.

Comments

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