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
Translations

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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