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hypoaldosteronism

Pronunciation: hi'po-al-dos'ter-on-izm

Definition: A condition due to deficient secretion of aldosterone; can occur in two forms: as part of generalized adrenocortical insufficiency; or as a selective deficiency caused by a primary defect of the adrenal gland or a defect in aldosterone biosynthesis.

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