meaning of Aldosterone

Aldosterone meaning in Medical Dictionary

A hormone generated by the exterior part (cortex) associated with the adrenal gland. Aldosterone regulates the total amount of water and electrolytes in your body, motivating the renal to excrete potassium into the urine and retain salt, thus retaining water. Its classified as a mineralocorticoid hormones.

Aldosterone meaning in Etymology Dictionary

isolated 1953, named with -one + elements of aldehyde, sterol.

Aldosterone meaning in General Dictionary

a corticosteroid hormone that's secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates sodium (sodium and potassium) and liquid balance