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.
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aldosteronism

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

Overproduction of the adrenal hormone aldosterone, resulting in a decrease in the body’s potassium store.
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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
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al·dos·ter·on·ism

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

n aldosteronismo
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References in periodicals archive ?
Primary aldosteronism: diagnostic and treatment strategies.
Among these secondary conditions is primary aldosteronism, overproduction of the hormone aldosterone by the adrenal glands, resulting in imbalances of sodium and potassium.
It addresses the prevalence and risk; the measurement of blood pressure; primary hypertension pathogenesis, natural history, and evaluation; the management of hypertension; treatment through lifestyle modifications and drug therapy; hypertensive emergencies; renal parenchymal and renovascular hypertension; primary aldosteronism; pheochromocytoma; hypertension induced by cortisol or deoxycorticosterone; other forms of hypertension; and hypertension in pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence and in the context of the birth control pill.
Adrenal vein sampling for Primary Aldosteronism: time for a reality check.
* Primary aldosteronism (overproduction of the hormone aldosterone, which creates an imbalance of sodium and potassium)
Similarly glucocorticoid- remediable aldosteronism (GRA) is familial and usually associated with bilateral adrenal hyperplasia and a mild or no hypokalemia.
12% of the patients had hypokalemia compared to 8% with hyperkalemia reflecting secondary aldosteronism from increased renin secretion induced by intra renal ischemia.
Our group also purified CYP11B2 from adrenals of patient with primary aldosteronism and suggested that human corticosteroidogenesis resembles that of the rat (the first type described above) and differs from that of the cattle (the second type described above).
Test results, obtained within 60 minutes, are combined with other clinical and lab findings to help the diagnosis of hypertension related disorders, including primary aldosteronism and renovascular hypertension.
(1) Other inherited metabolic disorders that may be associated with monogenic hypertension during childhood and adolescence include apparent mineralocorticoid excess, glucocorticoid remediable aldosteronism, familial hyperaldosteronism type 2, Liddle's syndrome, Gordon's syndrome, activating mutations of the mineralocorticoid receptor, and generalized glucocorticoid resistance.
Ronconi, "Management of primary aldosteronism: its complications and their outcomes after treatment," Current Vascular Pharmacology, vol.
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common surgically curable form of secondary hypertension and has also been documented to trigger harmful cardiovascular events independent of hypertension [1].