Aldosterone sentence example
- Conn's syndrome is also very rare, caused by a benign adenoma or hyperplasia of the zona glomerulosa producing excess aldosterone.
- Conn's syndrome is a disease of the adrenal glands involving excess production of a hormone, called aldosterone.
- Patients with a severe deficiency of cortisol and the related hormone aldosterone, often have a low sodium level and an increased potassium level.
- The changes in plasma aldosterone, cortisol, and renin are summarized in the table earlier on the page.
- The excess secretion of the hormone aldosterone into the blood is from an abnormal adrenal gland or glands.Advertisement
- Endothelin-1 and aldosterone play a critical role in vascular homeostasis and their high levels have been implicated in high altitude disorders.
- Sodium balance in the body normally is controlled by aldosterone and ADH (antidiuretic hormone ).
- Levels of cortisol and adrenocorticotrophic hormone, aldosterone, insulin and regulation by the hypothalamus are all implicated too.
- Thus, changes in aldosterone secretion may result in altered acid secretion.
- Aldosterone achieves this by its action on the collecting tubules of the kidney.Advertisement
- In Conn 's syndrome, the aldosterone level is elevated and the renin level is low or undetectable.
- Steroids-Hormones, including aldosterone, cortisol, and androgens, that are derived from cholesterol and that share a four-ring structural characteristic.
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a genetic disorder characterized by a deficiency in the hormones cortisol and aldosterone and an over-production of the hormone androgen.
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a form of adrenal insufficiency in which 21-hydroxylase, the enzyme that produces two important adrenal steroid hormones, cortisol and aldosterone, is deficient.
- For children with salt-wasting CAH, fludrocortisone (Florinef), which acts like aldosterone (the missing hormone), is also prescribed.Advertisement