[n] - a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland
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Aldosterone: A hormone made by the outer portion (cortex) of the adrenal gland that regulates the balance of salt and water in the body. Pronounced AL·do·ste·rone. Aldosterone is secreted in response to low salt levels. Aldosterone then activates the MR (for mineralocorticoid receptor) gene. (Ald...
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A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex, that controls salt and water balance in the kidney.
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<endocrinology, hormone> A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex, that controls salt and water balance in the kidney. ... Abnormally high levels of this hormone cause sodium retention, high blood pressure, heart rhythum irregularities and possibly paralysis ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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noun a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance
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(al-dos´tәr-ōn) the main mineralocorticoid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex, the principal biological activity of which is the regulation of electrolyte and water balance by promoting the retention of sodium (and, therefore, of water) and the excretion of potassium; the retention o...
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a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal gland. It serves as the principal regulator of the salt and water balance of the body (a ... [13 related articles]
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Type: Term Pronunciation: al-dos′tĕr-ōn Definitions: 1. A mineralocorticoid hormone produced by the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal cortex; its major action is to facilitate potassium exchange for sodium in the distal renal tubule, causing sodium reabsorption and potassium and hydrog...
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Aldosterone is a yellow steroid hormone (mineralocorticoid family) produced by the outer-section (zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland, and acts mainly on the distal tubules and collecting ducts of the nephron, the functioning unit of the kidney, to cause the conservation of...
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