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mineralocorticoid

Line breaks: min¦eralo|cor¦tic¦oid
Pronunciation: /ˌmɪn(ə)rələ(ʊ)ˈkɔːtɪkɔɪd
 
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Definition of mineralocorticoid in English:

noun

Biochemistry
A corticosteroid which is involved with maintaining the salt balance in the body, such as aldosterone.
Example sentences
  • Consequently, fenugreek may precipitate hypokalemia when used in combination with some diuretics, laxatives, mineralocorticoids, or other hypokalemic agents.
  • The only positive finding was orthostasis on the tilt test; a mineralocorticoid had been prescribed.
  • The metabolic activity of glycyrrhizin has been known to resemble that of a mineralocorticoid.

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