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electrocortin, aldosterone
A steroid secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland.

It is the strongest hormone regulating the body's electrolyte balance.

Aldosterone acts directly on the kidney to decrease the rate of sodium-ion excretion (with accompanying retention of water), and to increase the rate of potassium-ion excretion.

The primary function of aldosterone is the regulation of electrolyte metabolism, that is, promotion of sodium retention and enhancement of potassium excretion.

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