mineralocorticoid

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min·er·al·o·cor·ti·coid

 (mĭn′ər-ə-lō-kôr′tĭ-koid′)
n.
Any of a group of steroid hormones, such as aldosterone, that are secreted by the adrenal cortex and regulate the balance of water and electrolytes in the body.

mineralocorticoid

(ˌmɪnərələʊˈkɔːtɪˌkɔɪd)
n
(Biochemistry) any corticosteroid that controls electrolyte and water balance, esp by promoting retention of sodium by the kidney tubules

min•er•al•o•cor•ti•coid

(ˌmɪn ər ə loʊˈkɔr tɪˌkɔɪd)

n.
any of a group of corticosteroid hormones, synthesized by the adrenal cortex, that regulate the excretion or resorption of sodium and potassium by the kidneys, salivary glands, and sweat glands.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mineralocorticoid - hormone that is one of the steroids of the adrenal cortex that influences the metabolism of sodium and potassium
adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid - a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response; "adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions"
aldosterone - 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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min·er·al·o·cor·ti·coid

n. mineralocorticoide, tipo de hormona liberada por la glándula suprarrenal que participa en la regulación del volumen de la sangre.
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Two types of receptors, the mineralcorticoid receptors (MRs) and glucocorticoid receptors (GRs), are involved in this negative feedback, which is mainly performed by the frontal cortex, amygdala, and hippocampus.
She calls the interventional strategy tested in RACE 3 "risk factor-driven upstream therapy." The four-pronged strategy consisted of statin therapy, a mineralcorticoid receptor antagonist, an ACE inhibitor and/or an angiotensin receptor blocker, and a 9- to 11-week supervised cardiac rehabilitation program emphasizing lifestyle modification through physical training and dietary changes supported by professional counseling to promote adherence.
(b) NS, not significant; NA, not applicable; eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate; Hb, hemoglobin; LA, left atrium; AR, angiotensin receptor; MRA, mineralcorticoid receptor antagonist; APT, antiplatelet therapy; OAK, oral anticoagulation; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention; CABG, coronary artery bypass graft.