mineralocorticoid

noun
min·​er·​al·​o·​cor·​ti·​coid | \ ˌmin-rə-lō-ˈkȯr-tə-ˌkȯid How to pronounce mineralocorticoid (audio) , ˌmi-nə-\

Definition of mineralocorticoid

: a corticosteroid (such as aldosterone) that affects chiefly the electrolyte and fluid balance in the body — compare glucocorticoid

First Known Use of mineralocorticoid

1946, in the meaning defined above

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mineralocorticoid

noun
min·​er·​al·​o·​cor·​ti·​coid | \ ˌmin(-ə)-rə-lō-ˈkȯrt-ə-ˌkȯid How to pronounce mineralocorticoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of mineralocorticoid

: a corticosteroid (as aldosterone) that affects chiefly the electrolyte and fluid balance in the body — compare glucocorticoid

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