aldosteronism

[ al-doh-ster-uh-niz-uh m, al-dos-tuh-roh- ]
/ ˌæl doʊˈstɛr əˌnɪz əm, ælˈdɒs tə roʊ- /

noun Pathology.

an abnormality of the body's electrolyte balance, caused by excessive secretion of aldosterone by the adrenal cortex and characterized by hypertension, low serum potassium, excessive urination, and alkalosis.

Nearby words

  1. aldolase,
  2. aldomet,
  3. aldopentose,
  4. aldose,
  5. aldosterone,
  6. aldoxime,
  7. aldrich,
  8. aldrich syndrome,
  9. aldrich, thomas bailey,
  10. aldridge

Origin of aldosteronism

First recorded in 1950–55; aldosterone + -ism

Also called hyperaldosteronism.

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Medicine definitions for aldosteronism

aldosteronism

[ ăl-dŏstə-rō-nĭz′əm, ăl′dō-stĕrə- ]

n.

A disorder marked by excessive secretion of the hormone aldosterone, which can cause weakness, cardiac irregularities, and abnormally high blood pressure.hyperaldosteronism

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