mineralocorticoid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mineral +‎ -o- +‎ corticoid

Noun[edit]

mineralocorticoid (plural mineralocorticoids)

  1. (biochemistry, steroids) Any of a group of steroid hormones, characterised by their similarity to aldosterone and their influence on salt and water metabolism.
    • 2011, Christine A. Gleason, ‎Sandra E. Juul, Avery's Diseases of the Newborn (page 1301)
      Severely undervirilized males may have normal mineralocorticoid activity; fully masculinized males may display salt loss.