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primary aldosteronism

noun [U] uk   /ˌpraɪ.məri æl.dəˈster.ə.nɪz.əm/ us    /ˈprɑɪ.mer.i ˌæl.doʊˈster.əˌnɪz.əm/ specialized
a condition in which the adrenal glands (= two organs just above the kidneys) produce too much of the hormone aldosterone. It is often a symptom of an adrenal tumourDisorders and diseases of the heart and blood
(Definition of primary aldosteronism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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