familial aldosterone deficiency

familial aldosterone deficiency

[fə′mil·yəl al′däs·tə‚rōn di‚fish·ən·sē]
(medicine)
A hereditary metabolic disorder, probably due to a defect in the enzyme involved in dehydrogenation of 18-hydroxycorticosterone to aldosterone, characterized by growth retardation and hypoaldosteronism.
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