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The concentration of potassium and hydrogen ions in the blood increases → the adrenal cortex releases the hormone _____ → the level of the hormone _____ in the blood rises → the hormone _____ causes _____ → the level of the hormone _____ in the blood _____ → End

Absorption of Ions

There is the release of certain ions by the nephron which is not necessary for the body and along with that absorption of some ions takes place as well. Some ions are important for the body system and loss of those ions may result in the ionic imbalance in the body system only. There are ions that help in the diffusion in the cells facilitating the process of entry of other chemicals that are important for the system. They are reabsorbed at the renal tubule region of the nephron.

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The concentration of potassium and hydrogen ions in the blood increases → the adrenal cortex releases the hormone aldosterone → the level of...

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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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