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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The study focused on a particular and very rare form of high blood pressure, known as familial hyper aldosteronism type II.
Primary aldosteronism presenting as myoglobinuric acute renal failure.
About 20% of patients will have primary aldosteronism, so all patients should be screened.
Common causes of secondary hypertension include kidney disease, renovascular disease, prescription medications and illicit drugs, coarctation of the aorta, pheochromocytoma, primary aldosteronism, thyroid disease and parathyroid disease.
One of the most promising avenues for the treatment of hypertension has been research into primary aldosteronism (PA).
Changes in extracellular matrix in subcutaneous small resistance arteries of patients with primary aldosteronism.
The screening and diagnosis of diseases such as primary aldosteronism depend on the accuracy of aldosterone measurements.
Hypertension may also be a symptom of other conditions, including renal artery stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, aldosteronism, thyroid disorders, pheochromocytoma, or Cushing syndrome.
Persistent hypertension in primary aldosteronism is therefore a consequence of the synergic effects of sodium and fluid retention, increased sympathetic tone, endothelial dysfunction and increased total peripheral resistance (JEPSON, 2011).
Liquid chromatography MS/ MS using online solid-phase extraction (XLC-MS/MS) was used to develop a plasma renin activity (PRA) assay for monitoring mineralocorticoid therapy and screening hypertensive individuals for primary aldosteronism (PA).
The PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway is overactivated in primary aldosteronism.