aldosteronism

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aldosteronism

[al′däs·tə·rə‚niz·əm]
(medicine)
Hypertension induced by excessive secretion of aldosterone.
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44) investigated the effect of B2R gene C-58T genotypes on BMI in patients with hypertensive primary aldosteronism and found that BMI measurements in individuals with the T/T genotype were lower than those with the T/C or C/C genotypes.
Laboratory challenges in primary aldosteronism screening and diagnosis.
Care should be taken in cases where the hypersecretion of aldosterone to the cardiovascular system is observed, as in many patients, especially geriatric ones, hypertension, hypokalemia, and azotemia or evidence of cardiovascular changes are misattributed to chronic kidney failure or heart failure as primary disorders rather than the direct effect of primary aldosteronism (DJAJADININGRAT-LAANEN et al.
0 ng/dL per ng/mL/hr] indicative of a primary aldosteronism.
Histopathological diagnosis of primary aldosteronism using CYP11B2 immunohistochemistry," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, vol.
Primary aldosteronism (PA), the most common form of secondary hypertension, is defined by autonomous aldosterone over-production with an estimated prevalence of 6%-12% in hypertensive patients and up to 20% in patients with resistant hypertension.
First described by Conn in 1955, primary aldosteronism is defined as a group of disorders in which aldosterone production is inappropriately elevated, relatively independent from the renin-angiotensin system, and nonsuppressible by sodium loading.
Among these secondary conditions is primary aldosteronism, overproduction of the hormone aldosterone by the adrenal glands, resulting in imbalances of sodium and potassium.
Role for adrenal venous sampling in primary aldosteronism.
Primary aldosteronism (overproduction of the hormone aldosterone, which creates an imbalance of sodium and potassium)
Aldosterone/renin ratio is an effective screening test for primary aldosteronism having a high negative predictive value17.
Primary aldosteronism, a new clinical syndrome, 1955.

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