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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

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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 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 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 previewConcepts of Biology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

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 collecting ducts ...

Google previewClinical Chemistry , Concepts and Applications (2016)

Pharmaceutical sciences, Medicinal chemistry by CTI 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 previewStructure and Function of the Body (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

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 collecting ducts ...

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 previewAbnormal Psychology (2016)

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 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 previewMathematical Physiology I, Cellular Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Aldosterone is a hormone that increases the reabsorption of sodium and water and the release (secretion) of potassium in the kidneys. This increases blood volume and, therefore, increases blood pressure. Conversely, drugs that interfere ...

Google previewRoss & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness (2010)

by Anne Waugh, Allison Grant

Mineralocorticoids (aldosterone) Aldosterone is the main mineralocorticoid. Its functions are associated with the maintenance of water and electrolyte balance in the body. Through a negative feedback system it stimulates the reabsorption of ...

Google previewBrain Workout (2003)

Easy Ways to Power Up Your Memory, Sensory Perception, and Intelligence by Arthur Winter, Ruth Winter

Aldosterone is the most important hormone in this group. The hormones in the second group have a number of functions. One is to help convert carbohydrates, ...

Google previewHuman Biology (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

Aldosterone is a steroid hormone produced by the outer section ( zona ...

Google previewBiology, Concepts and Investigations (2016)

by CTI Reviews

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 collecting ducts ...

Google previewThe Living World (2016)

by CTI 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 previewIllustrated Medical Pharmacology (2013)

by AK Kapoor, SM Raju

Aldosterone is the principal naturally occurring salt retaining hormone. 2. Middle zonafasciculata: It synthesizes glucocorticoids (Cortisol), which are involved with normal metabolism and resistance to stress. These have antiinflammatory and ...

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2014 E-Book (2013)

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 previewCollege Algebra, An Early Functions Approach (2016)

Mathematics, Algebra by CTI Reviews

Aldosterone Cystic fibrosis Aldosterone is a yellow steroid hormone ( mineralocorticoid family) produced by the outer-section (zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland, and acts mainly on the distal tubules and collecting ...

Google previewFunctional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals (2013)

by William O. Reece

Aldosterone is a hormone of the adrenal cortex (see Chapter 6) and is more particularly involved with the regulation of K+ concentration in the ECF and promotes the secretion of K+. The mechanism of K+ secretion, however, involves the ...

Google previewHoles Human Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Aldosterone is a yellow steroid hormone (mineralocorticoid family) ...

Google previewBiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Aldosterone: Aldosterone is a steroid hormone produced by the outer section (zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland.

Google previewUnderstanding Human Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

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 collecting ducts ...

Google previewWong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children (2016)

by CTI Reviews

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 collecting ducts ...

Google previewTextbook of Endocrine Physiology (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

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 collecting ducts ...

Google previewThe Top 100 Drugs (2014)

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing by Andrew Hitchings, Dagan Lonsdale, Daniel Burrage, Emma Baker

Aldosterone is a mineralocorticoid that is produced in the adrenal cortex. It acts on mineralocorticoid receptors in the distal tubules of the kidney to ...

Google previewAcute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists (2008)

by Jaime C. Paz, Michele P. West

Aldosterone is the primary mineralocorticoid and is controlled by the renin-angiotensin system. A rise in serum potassium and ...

Google previewSmall Animal Critical Care Medicine (2008)

by Deborah Silverstein, Kate Hopper

Aldosterone is a mineralocorticoid released from the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal cortex under the influence of a complex hormonal cascade that ...

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