Meaning of aldosteronism in English:


Pronunciation /ˌaldə(ʊ)ˈstɛrənɪz(ə)m/


mass nounMedicine
  • A condition in which there is excessive secretion of aldosterone, which disturbs the balance of sodium, potassium, and water in the blood and so leads to high blood pressure.

    ‘Large chronic doses of licorice may result in cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and pseudoprimary aldosteronism (including symptoms of hypertension, hypokalemia, and edema).’
    • ‘Glucose intolerance may occur in clinical conditions where there is severe hypokalaemia and a deficit in potassium balance such as primary or secondary aldosteronism or after prolonged treatment with diuretics.’
    • ‘I was able to rule out a pheochromocytoma and aldosteronism.’
    • ‘In primary aldosteronism, your body produces too much of this hormone, causing you to retain sodium and lose potassium.’
    • ‘Spironolactone has been the traditional treatment for primary aldosteronism.’