Aldosterone Sentence Examples
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