aldosteronism


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al·dos·ter·on·ism

 (ăl-dŏs′tə-rō-nĭz′əm, ăl′dō-stĕr′ə-)
n.
A disorder marked by excessive secretion of aldosterone, characterized by weakness, cardiac irregularities, and abnormally high blood pressure.

aldosteronism

(ˌældəʊˈstɛrənɪzəm)
n
high blood pressure caused by excess aldosterone in the blood and urine

al•do•ster•on•ism

(ˌæl doʊˈstɛr əˌnɪz əm, ælˈdɒs tə roʊ-)

n.
an abnormality of the body's electrolyte balance, caused by excessive secretion of aldosterone by the adrenal cortex.
[1950–55]

Aldosteronism

Overproduction of the adrenal hormone aldosterone, resulting in a decrease in the body’s potassium store.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aldosteronism - a condition caused by overproduction of aldosteronealdosteronism - a condition caused by overproduction of aldosterone
adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the body
Translations

al·dos·ter·on·ism

n. aldosteronismo, trastorno causado por una secreción excesiva de aldosterona.

aldosteronism

n aldosteronismo
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Primary aldosteronism, traditionally seen as a rare, stump-the-experts-type disorder, is now accepted as the cause of 5%-10% of all cases of what has been considered essential hypertension.
Objective: PANOSTICS comprises the validation and clinical implementation of a versatile and cost effective diagnostic blood test for the detection of primary aldosteronism (PA) among hypertensive patients.
One group of disorders that can be detected by alterations in the RAS pathway is primary aldosteronism (PA).
Primary aldosteronism (PA) [2] is much more common than previously thought, possibly accounting for 5%-10% of hypertension cases (1, 2).
The producer of clinical instruments and diagnostic testing kits released details of the launch of a new product designed to detect primary aldosteronism, a condition linked to cardiovascular illnesses, which received a positive diagnosis from investors.
Examples are chronic renal failure and renal artery stenosis, primary aldosteronism and the use of oral contraceptives.
The patients meeting the following criteria were excluded from the study: renal artery stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, pheochromocytoma, primary aldosteronism, Cushings's syndrome, renal disease, and increased dietary-sodium intake/drugs, or those that were taking drugs that interfere with uric acid levels and/or those with a history of gout or renal stones.
Vongpatanasin and her team studied 14 hypertensive patients who overproduced aldosterone, a condition known as primary aldosteronism.
Diagnosis of adenomatous primary aldosteronism in a patient with severe hypertension.
Rare: Diabetes Insipidus, Chronic Kidney Failure, Aldosteronism, Hypercalcemia
It adds a chapter written by a pediatrician on hypertension in children and adolescents; new developments in the pathogenesis of hypertension; discussions of the significance of nighttime blood pressure; new information on the relationship of sleep apnea to blood pressure and the latest antihypertensive drugs, including combination drugs; and updates on diagnosing primary aldosteronism.