mineralocorticoid mineralocorticoid

Definition(s):

  • (n) hormone that is one of the steroids of the adrenal cortex that influences the metabolism of sodium and potassium

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  • How to learn successfully even under stress

    ( Ruhr-University Bochum ) Whenever we have to acquire new knowledge under stress, the brain deploys unconscious rather than conscious learning processes. Neuroscientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have discovered that this switch from conscious to unconscious learning systems is triggered by the intact function of mineralocorticoid receptors. These receptors are activated by hormones ...
    on July 30, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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