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Definition of the noun aldosterone

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noun - plural: aldosterones

  1. a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: mineralocorticoid = hormone that is one of the steroids of the adrenal cortex that influences the metabolism of sodium and potassium

Explanation

Aldosterone is a steroid hormone produced by the outer section of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland. It plays a central role in the regulation of blood pressure mainly by acting on the distal tubules and collecting ducts of the nephron, increasing reabsorption of ions and water in the kidney, to cause the conservation of sodium, secretion of potassium, increase in water retention, and increase in blood pressure and blood volume. When dysregulated, aldosterone is pathogenic and contributes to the development and progression of cardiovascular and renal disease. Aldosterone has exactly the opposite function of the atrial natriuretic hormone secreted by the heart.

  • also known as Aldosteronum, Electrocortin, Aldocortin, Aldocorten, Aldocortene, Reichstein X, Elektrocortin

Printed books with definitions for Aldosterone

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Google previewPhysiology of Domestic Animals (2010)

by Oystein V. Sjaastad, Knut Hove, Olav Sand

Aldosterone is the most important factor in the regulation of the urinary excretion of Na';“. An elevated...

Google previewQuick Physiology Review: Renal System for Nursing Students

Study notes for students by E Staff

Aldosterone is the most important hormone for regulating extracellular fluid volume.

Google previewStructured Oral Examination Practice for the Final FRCA (2011)

by Rakesh Tandon

Aldosterone is a steroid hormone (mineralocorticoid family) produced by the outer-section (zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in...

Google previewEssence of Anesthesia Practice (2010)

by Lee A Fleisher, Michael F. Roizen

cortical hyperplasia, increased aldosterone is a result of increased renin secretion. assessment Points • In some situations, such as pregnancy and chronic renal disease, increased aldosterone is an adaptive response and is not necessarily ...

Google previewPhysiology (2001)

by John Bullock, Joseph Boyle, Michael B. Wang

Aldosterone is a C-21 (21 carbon atoms) corticosteroid that is synthesized in the outermost area of the adrenal cortex, the zona glomerulosa. Adrenocorticotropic hormone...

However, aldosterone is the major mineralocorticoid in humans. 3.

Google previewChronic Renal Failure (2012)

by Graeme Catto

AldosterOne Aldosterone is an adrenocortical steroid intimately involved in the control of urinary sodium excretion.

Google previewStructure & Function of the Body (2013)

by Gary A. Thibodeau, Kevin T. Patton

Aldosterone is the chief mineralocorticoid. Remember its main functions—to increase the amount of sodium and ...

Google previewClinical Chemistry , Concepts and Applications (2015)

Pharmaceutical sciences, Medicinal chemistry by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Aldosterone: Aldosterone is a steroid hormone produced by the outer section ( zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland. It plays a central role in the regulation of blood pressure mainly by acting on the distal tubules and ...

Google previewPharmacology in Anesthesia Practice (2013)

by Anita Gupta, Nina Singh-Radcliff

Aldosterone is the major mineralocorticoid, which causes reabsorption • of sodium ...

Google previewHormones and the Heart in Health and Disease (1999)

by Leonard Share

Gomez-Sanchez CONTENTS EFFECTS OF ADRENAL STEROIDS ON THE HEART THE HEART IS A STEROIDOGENIC ORGAN ACKNOWLEDGMENTS REFERENCES Mineralocorticoid steroids, of which aldosterone is the most ...

Google previewFluids and Electrolytes (1999)

by Catherine Paradiso

Aldosterone is a hormone, not bodies as an acid end-product, re- an acid. sulting in metabolic acidosis; fat b. This response is incorrect. metabolism occurs as the body uses d. Hyperventilation causes acid fat ...

Google previewPhysiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance-2nd Edition (2014)

by Hoffman, Jay

Aldosterone is a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex of the adrenal gland. It is primarily involved with salt and water balance and is stimulated mainly by angiotensin II as well as ACTH and high concentrations of potassium.

Google previewPediatric Nephrology (2012)

Proceedings of the Fifth International Pediatric Nephrology Symposium, held in Philadelphia, PA, October 6–10, 1980 by A.B. Gruskin, M.E. Norman

Tubular unresponsiveness to aldosterone is the other cause of early hyperkalemia. It too occurs only in patients with chronic interstitial renal disease. Thus far, it has only been convincibly demonstrated in transplant rejection, lupus interstitial ...

Google previewPharmacologic Approaches to Heart Failure, An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics, (2014)

by Kirkwood F. Adams

MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FESCc,* KEYWORDS Mineralcorticoid receptor agonists Heart failure Aldosterone KEY POINTS Aldosterone is the most important corticosteroid hormone in the human body responsible for several critical ...

Google previewEndocrines and Osmoregulation (2002)

A Comparative Account in Vertebrates by P.J. Bentley

Mineralocorticoid Hormones Aldosterone is the most active mineralocorticoid hormone in tetrapod vertebrates. Its actions, as ...

Google previewEndocrinology (2010)

Adult and Pediatric by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot

BIOSYNTHESIS Aldosterone is the principal mineralocorticoid secreted from the outer zona glomerulosa of the adrenal cortex. The daily production rate is approximately 100 to 150 μg/day, compared to the production of cortisol, the principal ...

Google previewSodium Channels—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition (2013)

ScholarlyPaper

According to news reporting from Buenos Aires, Argentina, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “Aldosterone is a key regulator of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) and stimulates protein methylation on the ß- subunit of the ENaC.

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2015 (2014)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

Aldosterone is a hormone that regulates blood pressure and body fluids by increasing sodium and fluid levels in the blood and increasing removal of potassium by kidneys. The two main types of aldosteronism are primary and secondary.

Google previewArterial Hypertension (2012)

Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapy by J. Rosenthal

Aldosterone is the most important human mineralocorticoid. It is produced in the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal gland. Its primary physiologic importance lies in the exchange of potassium and hydrogen ions for sodium ions in ...

Google previewTextbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2009)

by Stephen J. Ettinger, Edward C. Feldman

Aldosterone is an inflammatory mediator acting as a potent oxygen free radical generator and also causes an increase in plasminogen activator inhibitor, which may encourage coagulation. It increases angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) ...

Google previewHypertension and Kidney Disease - ECAB (2012)

by Suresh C Tiwari

Aldosterone is the chief regulator via the epithelial sodium channel. Hypertension secondary to aldosteroneproducing tumors as well as genetic mutations (GRH, apparent hyperaldosteronism) are well described. Recently, obesity has been ...

Google previewSeeleys Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Aldosterone: Aldosterone is a yellow steroid hormone (mineralocorticoid family) produced by the outersection (zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland, and acts mainly on the distal tubules and collecting ducts of the ...

Google previewPharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia (2012)

Foundations and Clinical Application by Hugh C. Hemmings, Talmage D. Egan

Aldosterone is the final common ...

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