aldosterone

noun
al·​do·​ste·​rone | \ al-ˈdä-stə-ˌrōn How to pronounce aldosterone (audio) ; ˌal-dō-ˈster-ˌōn, -ˈstir- How to pronounce aldosterone (audio) ; ˈal-dō-stə-ˌrōn \

Definition of aldosterone

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

Examples of aldosterone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another adrenal hormone, aldosterone, controls sodium levels, and through that, blood pressure. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "She Craved Salt and Felt Nauseated for Months. What Was Wrong?," 30 Sep. 2020 To make matters worse, glycyrrhetinic acid also interferes with enzymes in the liver that influence aldosterone levels, another critical steroid hormone—which exacerbates all the other health effects of the toxin. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Rare case of black licorice poisoning kills man in Massachusetts," 25 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of aldosterone

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aldosterone

aldehyde + -o- + -sterone

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The first known use of aldosterone was in 1954

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14 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Aldosterone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldosterone. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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aldosterone

noun
al·​do·​ste·​rone | \ al-ˈdäs-tə-ˌrōn; ˌal-dō-ˈsti(ə)r-ˌōn How to pronounce aldosterone (audio) , -stə-ˈrōn How to pronounce aldosterone (audio) \

Medical Definition of aldosterone

: 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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