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

First Known Use of aldosterone

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aldosterone

aldehyde + -o- + -sterone

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“Aldosterone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldosterone. Accessed 5 Jul. 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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