aldosteronism

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noun al·do·ste·ron·ism \ al-ˈdäs-tə-rə-ˌni-zəm ; ˌal-dō-ˈster-(ˌ)ō- , -ˈstir- ; ˌal-dō-stə-ˈrō- \

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


Medical Dictionary

aldosteronism

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noun al·do·ste·ron·ism \ -ˌrō-ˌniz-əm , -ˈrō- \

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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