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aldosterone

[al-doh-sti-rohn, al-doh-sti-rohn, al-dos-tuh-rohn]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a hormone produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland, instrumental in the regulation of sodium and potassium reabsorption by the cells of the tubular portion of the kidney.

Origin of aldosterone

First recorded in 1950–55; ald(ehyde) + -o- + ster(ol) + -one
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British Dictionary definitions for aldosterone

aldosterone

noun
  1. the principal mineralocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. A synthesized form is used in the treatment of Addison's disease. Formula: C 21 H 27 O 5

Word Origin

C20: from ald (ehyde) + -o- + ster (ol) + -one
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Word Origin and History for aldosterone

n.

isolated 1953, named with -one + elements of aldehyde, sterol.

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aldosterone in Medicine

aldosterone

(ăl-dŏstə-rōn′)
n.
  1. A steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that regulates the salt and water balance in the body.
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aldosterone in Science

aldosterone

[ăl-dŏstə-rōn′]
  1. A steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that regulates salt and water balance in the body. Chemical formula: C21H28O5.
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