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Aldosteronism

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Definition

Overproduction of the hormoneAldosteronism: Overproduction of the hormonealdosterone from the cortex (the outer layer) of the adrenal gland or a tumor containingthat type of tissue. Excess aldosterone (pronounced al'-do-ster-one) results in lowpotassium levels (hypokalemia), underacidity of the body (alkalosis), muscle weakness,excess thirst (polydipsia), excess urination (polyuria), and high blood pressure (hypertension). Also called hyperaldosteronism or Conn's syndrome.


 

 

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