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Introduction: Mineralocorticoid

Description of Mineralocorticoid

Mineralocorticoid: A class of corticosteroid hormones that maintains fluid and electrolyte balance. The main mineralocorticoid is Aldosterone.(NCI)
Source: Diseases Database

Mineralocorticoid: hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex that maintain normal blood volume, promote sodium and water retention and increase urinary excretion of potassium and hydrogen ions.
Source: CRISP

Mineralocorticoid: A group of CORTICOSTEROIDS primarily associated with the water and electrolyte balance. This is accomplished through the effect on ION TRANSPORT in renal tubules, resulting in retention of sodium and loss of potassium. Mineralocorticoid secretion is itself regulated by PLASMA VOLUME, serum potassium, and ANGIOTENSIN II.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

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