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

First Known Use of aldosterone

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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