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al·dos·ter·one

 (ăl-dŏs′tə-rōn′)
n.
A steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex and regulates salt balance, blood volume, and blood pressure in the body.

aldosterone

(ælˈdɒstəˌrəʊn)
n
(Biochemistry) the principal mineralocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. A synthesized form is used in the treatment of Addison's disease. Formula: C21H27O5
[C20: from ald(ehyde) + -o- + ster(ol) + -one]

al•do•ste•rone

(ˌæl doʊ stɪˈroʊn, ˈæl doʊ stɪˌroʊn, ælˈdɒs təˌroʊn)

n.
a hormone produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland, instrumental in the regulation of sodium and potassium resorption by the cells of the tubular portion of the kidney.
[1950–55; ald (ehyde) + -o- + ster (ol) + -one]

aldosterone

An adrenal gland hormone that acts on the kidneys to help maintain the balance of salt in the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aldosterone - a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal glandaldosterone - a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance
mineralocorticoid - hormone that is one of the steroids of the adrenal cortex that influences the metabolism of sodium and potassium
Translations

aldosterone

[ælˈdɒstəˌrəʊn] Naldosterona f

al·dos·ter·one

n. aldosterona, hormona producida por la corteza suprarrenal.

aldosterone

n aldosterona
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Furthermore, during a screening programme to establish normal ranges of aldosterone and renin in three SA population groups (white, mixed ancestry and black), the mean plasma renin activity (PRA) and plasma aldosterone levels were significantly lower in black and mixed ancestry patients than in white patients, despite similar salt intake.
"The reason is they get resistant to the commonly used loop diuretics, and a very high aldosterone level is one of the main reasons for this resistance," she said.
Contract awarded for Lease of a multiparameter analyzer for the determination of aldosterone, renin and cortisol with the supply of reagents
This increases the body's levels of the hormone aldosterone, which is produced in the adrenal glands.
Excessive amounts of mineralocorticoids (mainly aldosterone), glucocorticoids (primarily Cortisol), and catecholamines (mostly epinephrine and norepinephrine, also called adrenaline) can interfere with blood pressure regulation.
Patients who have secondary pseudohypoaldosteronism (PHA) in addition to hyponatraemia, hyperpotassaemia and high serum aldosterone levels for the age were included in this retrospective study.Among eight patients, seven patients were diagnosed with PHA secondary to obstructive uropathy (OUP), whereas one patient had PHA secondary to ileostomy.
[ClickPress, Mon Oct 08 2018] Addison's disease is a hormonal disorder characterized by inadequate secretion of certain hormones such as cortisol (glucocorticoid) and aldosterone (mineralocorticoid) by adrenal gland.
10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of aldosterone are associated with insulin resistance and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus among multiethnic individuals, according to a study published in the Sept.
Aldosterone increases sodium (Na) and water reabsorption against potassium (K) discharge in the distal tubules in the kidney.
An aldosterone producing tumor of the adrenal cortex is the main cause of primary hyperaldosteronism and should always be excluded when in the presence of severe hypertension, since the standard treatment is surgical and leads to a stabilization of the tension pattern after a few months.
As an example, a laboratory is running aldosterone and wants to evaluate whether it is performing close to Six Sigma.
One possible mechanism is the aldosterone effect and the catecholamine effect of antipsychotic drugs.