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Medical Term:

secondary aldosteronism


Definition: aldosteronism resulting not from a defect intrinsic to the adrenal cortex but from a stimulation of hormonal secretion caused by extraadrenal disorders; associated with increased plasma renin activity and occurs in heart failure, nephrotic syndrome, cirrhosis, and hypoproteinemia.

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