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primary aldosteronismnoun [U]

uk   /ˌpraɪ.məri æl.dəˈster.ə.nɪz.əm/  us   /ˈpraɪ.mer.i ˌæl.doʊˈster.əˌnɪz.əm/ specialized
a ​condition in which the ​adrenalglands (= two ​organs just above the ​kidneys)produce too much of the ​hormone aldosterone. It is often a ​symptom of an ​adrenaltumour
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