aldosterone

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

Origin and Etymology of aldosterone

aldehyde + -o- + -sterone


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aldosterone

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

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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