from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that regulates the salt and water balance in the body.
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- n. A mineralocorticoid hormone, secreted by the adrenal cortex, that regulates the balance of sodium and potassium in the body.
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- n. a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance
ald(ehyde) + ster(ol) + -one.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)