aldosteronism

noun
al·​do·​ste·​ron·​ism | \ al-ˈdä-stə-rə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce aldosteronism (audio) ; ˌal-dō-ˈster-(ˌ)ō-, -ˈstir-; ˌal-dō-stə-ˈrō- How to pronounce aldosteronism (audio) \

Definition of aldosteronism

: a condition that is characterized by excessive secretion of aldosterone and typically by loss of body potassium, muscular weakness, and elevated blood pressure

First Known Use of aldosteronism

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Aldosteronism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aldosteronism. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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aldosteronism

noun
al·​do·​ste·​ron·​ism | \ -ˌrō-ˌniz-əm How to pronounce aldosteronism (audio) , -ˈrō- How to pronounce aldosteronism (audio) \

Medical Definition of aldosteronism

: a condition that is characterized by excessive secretion of aldosterone and typically by loss of body potassium, muscular weakness, and elevated blood pressure

called also hyperaldosteronism

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