Aldosterone

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Aldosterone is an important steroid hormone.[1][2] It keeps sodium in the kidney, salivary glands, sweat glands, and colon.

It plays a central role in the homeostatic regulation of blood pressure, plasma sodium (Na+), and potassium (K+) levels. Indirectly, it influences water retention or loss, blood pressure and blood volume.

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