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aldosterone

aldosterone

Aldosterone is a hormone, of the type known as mineralocorticoids, which is produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland. Aldosterone regulates the concentration of ions in the blood by stimulating the reabsorption of sodium and the excretion of potassium by the kidneys.

 

Too much aldosterone can cause high blood pressure and a build-up of fluid in body tissues.