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Aldosterone

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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.