aldopentose al·do·pen·tose (āl’dō-pěn’tōs’)
A pentose containing an aldehyde group.
a sugar containing the group or its hemiacetal equivalent. noun a sugar that contains the aldehyde group or is a hemiacetal aldose al·dose (āl’dōs’, -dōz’) n. Any of a class of monosaccharide sugars containing an aldehyde group. aldose (āl’dōs’, -dōz’) Any of a class of simple sugars (monosaccharides) containing an aldehyde group (CHO). Galactose, glucose, […]
a hormone produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland, instrumental in the regulation of sodium and potassium reabsorption by the cells of the tubular portion of the kidney. noun the principal mineralocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. A synthesized form is used in the treatment of Addison’s disease. Formula: C21H27O5 n. isolated 1953, named […]
an abnormality of the body’s electrolyte balance, caused by excessive secretion of by the adrenal cortex and characterized by hypertension, low serum potassium, excessive urination, and alkalosis. aldosteronism al·dos·ter·on·ism (āl-dŏs’tə-rō-nĭz’əm, āl’dō-stěr’ə-) n. A disorder marked by excessive secretion of the hormone aldosterone, which can cause weakness, cardiac irregularities, and abnormally high blood pressure. Also called […]
noun an oxime formed by reaction between hydroxylamine and an aldehyde