Conn syndrome


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pri·mar·y al·dos·ter·on·ism

an adrenocortical disorder caused by excessive secretion of aldosterone and characterized by headaches, nocturia, polyuria, fatigue, hypertension, potassium depletion, hypokalemic alkalosis, hypervolemia, and decreased plasma renin activity; may be associated with small benign adrenocortical adenomas.

pri·mar·y al·dos·te·ron·ism

(prī'mar-ē al-dos'tĕr-ōn-izm)
An adrenocortical disorder caused by excessive secretion of aldosterone and characterized by headaches, nocturia, polyuria, fatigue, hypertension, potassium depletion, hypokalemic alkalosis, hypervolemia, and decreased plasma renin activity; may be associated with small, benign adrenocortical adenomas.
Synonym(s): Conn syndrome, idiopathic aldosteronism.

Conn,

Jerome, U.S. physician, 1907-1981.
Conn syndrome - an adrenocortical disorder caused by excessive secretion of aldosterone. Synonym(s): primary aldosteronism

pri·mar·y al·dos·te·ron·ism

(prī'mar-ē al-dos'tĕr-ōn-izm)
An adrenocortical disorder caused by excessive secretion of aldosterone.
Synonym(s): Conn syndrome, idiopathic aldosteronism.
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Our results show this to be sufficient for measuring renin in plasmas from patients with suppressed renin, such as patients with Conn syndrome or low-renin essential hypertension.
The two patients with Conn syndrome had similar results on both assays: 2662 vs 2812 pmol/L and 1539 vs 1716 pmol/L.