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Aldosterone

Synonym(s)

  • pregn-4-en-18-al, 11,21-dihydroxy-3,20-dioxo-, (11beta)-

Definition(s)

A hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that regulates electrolyte and water balance by increasing the renal retention of sodium and the excretion of potassium.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 18, 2014