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Mineralocorticoid

mineralocorticoid

1. (Science: biochemistry) Any of the group of C21 corticosteroids, principally aldosterone, predominantly involved in the regulation of electrolyte and water balance through their effect on ion transport in epithelial cells of the renal tubules, resulting in retention of sodium and loss of potassium, some also possess varying degrees of glucocorticoid activity.

Their secretion is regulated principally by plasma volume, serum potassium concentration and angiotensin II and to a lesser extent by anterior pituitary aCTH.

2. (Science: pharmacology) Of, pertaining to, having the properties of or resembling a mineralocorticoid.


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Aldosterone?

Aldosterone (mineralocorticoid) is a steroid hormone secreted by cortex adrenal, which function is to regulate mineral (sodium, potassium) and to control water balance in kidney. Thus it is important to maintain the blood pressure. ...

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Aldosterone?

Aldosterone (mineralocorticoid) is a steroid hormone secreted by cortex adrenal, which function is to regulate mineral (sodium, potassium) and to control water balance in kidney. Thus it is important to maintain the blood pressure. ...

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Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:44 am
 
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