- 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.
- Pharmacology. any of various natural or synthetic drugs having mineralocorticoid activity.
Origin of mineralocorticoid
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- any corticosteroid that controls electrolyte and water balance, esp by promoting retention of sodium by the kidney tubules
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- Any of a group of steroid hormones that are secreted by the adrenal cortex and regulate the balance of water and electrolytes in the body.
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