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aldosterone

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noun al·do·ste·rone \al-ˈdäs-tə-ˌrōn; ˌal-dō-ˈster-ˌōn, -ˈstir-; ˈal-dō-stə-ˌrōn\

Definition of aldosterone

  1. :  a steroid hormone C21H28O5 of the adrenal cortex that functions in the regulation of the salt and water balance of the body



Origin and Etymology of aldosterone

aldehyde + -o- + -sterone


First Known Use: 1954


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aldosterone

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noun al·do·ste·rone \al-ˈdäs-tə-ˌrōn; ˌal-dō-ˈsti(ə)r-ˌōn, -stə-ˈrōn\

Medical Definition of aldosterone

  1. :  a steroid hormone C21H28O5 of the adrenal cortex that functions in the regulation of the salt and water balance of the body




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