BIOLOGY Aldosterone

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• Aldosterone is a mineralocorticoid hormone • This hormone is essential to life because it regulates the amounts of electrolytes in the body. • Is secreted by the adrenal cortex and responsible for the reabsorption of sodium into the

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Aldosterone is a mineralocorticoid hormone This hormone is essential to life because it regulates the amounts of electrolytes in the body. Is secreted by the adrenal cortex and responsible for the reabsorption of sodium into the bloodstream Aldosterone also stimulates the excretion of potassiumAdrenal cortex is part of the adrenal gland Aldosterone simultaneously regulates sodium and potassium levelsHelping to maintain both blood pressure and body fluids If aldosterone levels in the body are out of sync, symptoms can resultHigh levels of aldosterone can cause high blood pressure, muscl

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