aldosterone: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (al"dō-sti-rōn', al'dō-sti-rōn", al-dos'tu-rōn"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a hormone produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland, instrumental in the regulation of sodium and potassium reabsorption by the cells of the tubular portion of the kidney.
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