Meaning of mineralocorticoid
Pronunciation: (min"ur-u-lō-kôr'ti-koid"), [key]
- any of a group of corticosteroid hormones, synthesized by the adrenal cortex, that regulate the excretion or reabsorption of sodium and potassium by the kidneys, salivary glands, and sweat glands.
- any of various natural or synthetic drugs having mineralocorticoid activity.
- mineralocorticoid (Thesaurus)