Tag: Hyperadrenocorticism

  • Plasma Aldosterone

    Plasma Aldosterone

    Secreted by the adrenal cortex, aldosterone acts on the distal convoluted tube and causes reabsorption of sodium, potassium excretion and H + ions. Its secretion is dependent on the renin-angiotensin system. Its dosage is coupled to that of renin. It is sometimes called “hormone of hypertension” and it is in this capacity that is measured.…