primary aldosteronism

primary aldosteronism n aldosteronism caused by an adrenal tumor called also Conn's syndrome

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aldosteronism arising from oversecretion of aldosterone by an adrenal cortical adenoma, characterized typically by hypokalemia, alkalosis, muscular weakness, polyuria, polydipsia, and hypertension. Called also Conn syndrome.

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