Definition of mineralocorticoid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmin(ə)rəˌlōˈkôrdəkoid/


A corticosteroid, such as aldosterone, that is involved with maintaining the salt balance in the body.
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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Syllabification: min·er·al·o·cor·ti·coid

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