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aldosteronism Syllabification: al·do·ster·on·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌaldōˈstərəˌnizəm/ /alˈdästərə-/

Definition of aldosteronism in English:


A condition in which there is excessive secretion of aldosterone. This disturbs the balance of sodium, potassium, and water in the blood and so leads to high blood pressure.
Example sentences
  • Large chronic doses of licorice may result in cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and pseudoprimary aldosteronism (including symptoms of hypertension, hypokalemia, and edema).
  • Glucose intolerance may occur in clinical conditions where there is severe hypokalaemia and a deficit in potassium balance such as primary or secondary aldosteronism or after prolonged treatment with diuretics.
  • I was able to rule out a pheochromocytoma and aldosteronism.
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