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Aldosterone

Aldosterone

(Science: endocrinology, hormone) a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex, that controls salt and water balance in the kidney.

Abnormally high levels of this hormone cause sodium retention, high blood pressure, heart rhythum irregularities and possibly paralysis a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance.Aldosterone is a hormone that is involved in regulating sodium and potassium concentration in the body, and is excreted by the adrenal gland. It promotes the re-absorption of sodium back into the body and removes excess potassium.


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Cause of ADH and Aldosterone

What causes ADH to be released? And for aldosterone (or, rather, renin) to be relased? I remember one is salinity of blood, and the other is blood pressure. Which is which?

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by Emeryx09
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cause of ADH and Aldosterone
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Re: The pill and bloating.

... and progesterones. One of the effects that estrogen has on your body is an increase in Sodium reabsorption in your kidneys probably by increasing aldosterone. Water basically follows where the sodium is going so that everything is balanced. This is what causes bloating when you use birth control ...

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by DoomoArigatoo
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:40 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: The pill and bloating.
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Difference between ADH and Aldosterone?

... induces the fusion of intracellular vesicles carrying acquaporins with the PM, increasing the water that can be transported through the membrane. Aldosterone is a steroid, so what it does is to interact with a nuclear receptor that eventually turns on the transcription of a gene encoding a Sodium ...

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by MrMistery
Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:51 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Difference between ADH and Aldosterone?
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Re: Difference between ADH and Aldosterone?

Thanks for this posting about ADH & Aldosterone, had been reading after my lab today. I got the answer for a question I had in my physio class. :D

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by Darwinz
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:30 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Difference between ADH and Aldosterone?
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... but they aren't completely inexplicable since ADH also controls the water in the urine.. 'is that mean after drinking water..... the secretion of aldosterone leads to more Cl retained in the body..so the urine chloride ions drops?' so is this statement true?

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by derek0o0
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Urine chloride ions?
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