aldosterone

[ al-doh-sti-rohn, al-doh-sti-rohn, al-dos-tuh-rohn ]
/ ˌæl doʊ stɪˈroʊn, ˈæl doʊ stɪˌroʊn, ælˈdɒs təˌroʊn /

noun Biochemistry.

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.

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Origin of aldosterone

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

aldosterone
/ (ælˈdɒstəˌrəʊn) /

noun

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 for aldosterone

C20: from ald (ehyde) + -o- + ster (ol) + -one
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Medical definitions for aldosterone

aldosterone
[ ăl-dŏstə-rōn′ ]

n.

A steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that regulates the salt and water balance in the body.
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Scientific definitions for aldosterone

aldosterone
[ ăl-dŏstə-rōn′ ]

A steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that regulates salt and water balance in the body. Chemical formula: C21H28O5.
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