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aldosteronism

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

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Also called hyperaldosteronism.

Origin of aldosteronism

First recorded in 1950–55; aldosterone + -ism
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Medical 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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