Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hyperaldosteronism Aldosterone

Aldosterone is a hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands. Aldosterone regulates the amount of salt and water in the body. Aldosterone stimulates the kidneys to retain salt and water.

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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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