Definition of Mineralocorticoid

1. Noun. Hormone that is one of the steroids of the adrenal cortex that influences the metabolism of sodium and potassium.

Generic synonyms: Adrenal Cortical Steroid, Corticoid, Corticosteroid
Specialized synonyms: Aldosterone



Definition of Mineralocorticoid

1. Noun. (steroid hormone) Any of a group of steroid hormones, characterised by their similarity to aldosterone and their influence on salt and water metabolism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Mineralocorticoid

1. 1. Any of the group of C21 corticosteroids, principally aldosterone, predominantly involved in the regulation of electrolyte and water balance through their effect on ion transport in epithelial cells of the renal tubules, resulting in retention of sodium and loss of potassium, some also possess varying degrees of glucocorticoid activity. Their secretion is regulated principally by plasma volume, serum potassium concentration and angiotensin II and to a lesser extent by anterior pituitary ACTH. 2. Of, pertaining to, having the properties of or resembling a mineralocorticoid. (12 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mineralocorticoid

mineralist
mineralists
minerality
mineralizable
mineralization
mineralizations
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mineralized
mineralizer
mineralizers
mineralizes
mineralizing
minerall
minerally
mineralocoid
mineralocorticoid (current term)
mineralocorticoids
mineralogic
mineralogical
mineralogically
mineralogies
mineralogist
mineralogists
mineralogize
mineralogized
mineralogizes
mineralogizing
mineralogy
mineraloid
mineraloids

Literary usage of Mineralocorticoid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Funder, JW; Pearce, PT; Smith, R.; and Smith, AI mineralocorticoid action: ... Johnson, JP Cellular mechanisms of action of mineralocorticoid hormones. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... 168 response of mineralocorticoid rat to angiotensin I converting enzyme inhibitor, 161, 86 spontaneous, effects of bromocryptine on hormone and blood ..."

3. Partnerships and Collaboration as Competitiveness Tools: Hearing Before the by United States, Congress, House (1993)
"... regarding the corticosteroid in this product: since mineralocorticoid secretion may be impaired, salt and mineralocorticoid may need to be administered; ..."

4. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"For use as replacement therapy for the mineralocorticoid deficit in dogs with primary adrenocortical insufficiency. (iii) Limitations. ..."

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