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-)
A disorder marked by excessive secretion of the hormone aldosterone, which can cause weakness, cardiac irregularities, and abnormally high blood pressure. Also called hyperaldosteronism.


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