aldosterone aldosterone

Definition(s):

  • (n) a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance

Usage(s):

  1. They showed that high aldosterone was probably due to increased secretion of renin.
  2. If either gland develops a tumor, it is likely to churn out aldosterone too generously.

News

  1. Spironolactone reduces heart failure hospitalizations, but not mortality, study says

    A late-breaking clinical trial, known as the Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure with an Aldosterone Antagonist trial, demonstrates that spironolactone did not reduce the primary outcome of cardiovascular death, heart failure hospitalization, nor surviving a cardiac arrest in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. However, spironolactone did reduce the ...
    on November 19, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. New study shows spironolactone reduces heart failure hospitalizations, but not mortality

    ( Brigham and Women's Hospital ) A late-breaking clinical trial, known as the Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure with an Aldosterone Antagonist trial, to be presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Nov. 18, 2013, demonstrates that spironolactone did not reduce the primary outcome of cardiovascular death, heart failure hospitalization, nor surviving a ...
    on November 18, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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