mineralocorticoid

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mineralocorticoid

[¦min·rə·lō′kȯrd·ə‚kȯid]
(biochemistry)
A steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that regulates mineral metabolism and, secondarily, fluid balance.
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Inspra (eplerenone) is a steroid nucleus-based mineralcorticoid receptor (MR) antagonist with a higher degree of selectivity than spironolactone.