Meaning of aldosteronism
Pronunciation: (al"dō-ster'u-niz"um, al-dos'tu-rō-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
- an abnormality of the body's electrolyte balance, caused by excessive secretion of aldosterone by the adrenal cortex and characterized by hypertension, low serum potassium, excessive urination, and alkalosis. Also called
- aldosteronism (Thesaurus)