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al•do•ster•on•ism



Pronunciation: (al"dō-ster'u-niz"um, al-dos'tu-rō-), [key]
n. Pathol.
an abnormality of the body's electrolyte balance, caused by excessive secretion of aldosterone by the adrenal cortex and characterized by hypertension, low serum potassium, excessive urination, and alkalosis. Also called hyperaldosteronism.

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