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.
the principal mineralocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. A synthesized form is used in the treatment of Addison’s disease. Formula: C21H27O5
isolated 1953, named with -one + elements of aldehyde, sterol.
aldosterone al·dos·ter·one (āl-dŏs’tə-rōn’)
A steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that regulates the salt and water balance in the body.
A steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that regulates salt and water balance in the body. Chemical formula: C21H28O5.
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
Thomas Bailey, 1836–1907, U.S. short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Contemporary Examples Despite being invited to dinner by his friend Aldrich, Lillian refused to move into the dining room. America’s First Modern Celebrity Laura Skandera Trombley March 19, 2010 He’s also busy rejecting the professional advances of acne-faced young scientist Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce, somewhat disguised). […]
- Aldrich syndrome
aldrich syndrome Aldrich syndrome Al·drich syndrome (ôl’drĭch) n. See Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.