Which of the following is a minerelocorticoid (a) Testosterone (b) progestrone (c) Adrenaline (d) Aldosterone

Aldosterone is a major mineralocorticoid. Mineralocorticoids are defined as a class of corticosteroids, which in return are a class of steroid hormones. Mineralocorticoids are produced and secreted in the adrenal cortex and influence salt and water balances (electrolyte balance and fluid balance). The primary mineralocorticoid is aldosterone.

  • Glucocorticoids (e.g. cortisol) and mineralocorticoids (e.g. aldosterone) are two corticoids which help in the metabolism of carbohydrates and regulation of electrolytes in our body
  • Autoimmune adrenalitis results from the destruction of the adrenal cortex, which leads to deficiencies in glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, and adrenal androgens.

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