aldosterone


aldosterone
aldosterone [al däs′tə rōn΄; al΄dō stir′ōn΄, al΄dōster′ōn΄]
n.
[< ALD(EHYDE) + STER(OL) + -ONE]
a steroid hormone, C21H28O5, produced synthetically and by the adrenal cortex glands: the chief regulator of sodium, potassium, and chloride metabolism, thus controlling the body's water and electrolyte balances

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