Overproduction of the hormone aldosterone from the outer portion (cortex) of the adrenal gland or a tumor containing that type of tissue. Excess aldosterone (pronounced al-do-ster-one) results in low potassium levels (hypokalemia), underacidity of the body (alkalosis), muscle weakness, excess thirst (polydipsia), excess urination (polyuria), and high blood pressure (hypertension). Also called aldosteronism and Conn’s syndrome.
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hy·per·al·do·ste·ron·ism .hī-pə-.ral-'däs-tə-.rō-.niz-əm, -.ral-dō-stə-'rō- n ALDOSTERONISM

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hy·per·al·dos·ter·on·ism (hi″pər-al-dosґtə-ro-niz″əm) aldosteronism.

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