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primary reninism

Pronunciation: pri'mar-e re'nin-izm

Definition: Overproduction of renin by juxtaglomerular cells in the absence of a stimulus (decreased renal perfusion); leads to hyperaldosteronism, hypertension, hypokalemia, and edema.

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