Aldosterone a) functions to lower blood pressure b) is released by the anterior pituitary c) is...

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Aldosterone

a) functions to lower blood pressure

b) is released by the anterior pituitary

c) is released from the posterior pituitary

d) functions to increase sodium reabsorption from the kidneys into the bloodstream

Aldosterone:

Aldosterone and ADH are similar hormones that have an effect on the kidney. In particular, their target site is the nephron within the kidney. They help in maintaining blood pressure as well.

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Adrenal Cortex: Aldosterone and Body Fluid Balance

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Chapter 12 / Lesson 11
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Adrenal glands are endocrine organs that secrete hormones into the bloodstream. The adrenal cortex is the outer part of the glands, which secretes steroid hormones, including mineralocorticoids. Learn about the main mineralocorticoid - aldosterone, the role that aldosterone plays in the renin-angiotensin system, and how aldosterone regulates sodium, potassium and blood pressure in the body.


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