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.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
Question 1 of 10
earnest

Origin of aldosterone

First recorded in 1950–55; ald(ehyde) + -o- + ster(ol) + -one
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.