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mineralocorticoid

[ min-er-uh-loh-kawr-ti-koid ]

noun

  1. Biochemistry. any of a group of corticosteroid hormones, synthesized by the adrenal cortex, that regulate the excretion or reabsorption of sodium and potassium by the kidneys, salivary glands, and sweat glands.
  2. Pharmacology. any of various natural or synthetic drugs having mineralocorticoid activity.


mineralocorticoid

/ ˌmɪnərələʊˈkɔːtɪˌkɔɪd /

noun

  1. any corticosteroid that controls electrolyte and water balance, esp by promoting retention of sodium by the kidney tubules
“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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mineralocorticoid1

First recorded in 1945–50; mineral + -o- + cortic(o)- + -oid

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