Aldosterone meaning

ăl-dŏstə-rōn
A steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that regulates the salt and water balance in the body.
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A steroidal hormone, C21H28O5, produced synthetically and by the adrenal cortex glands: the chief regulator of sodium, potassium, and chloride metabolism, thus controlling the body's water and electrolyte balances.
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A steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex and regulates salt balance, blood volume, and blood pressure in the body.
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A steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that regulates salt and water balance in the body. Chemical formula: C21H28O5.
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(biochemistry, steroids) A mineralocorticoid hormone, secreted by the adrenal cortex, that regulates the balance of sodium and potassium in the body.
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Origin of aldosterone

  • ald(ehyde) ster(ol) –one

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition