Definitions for "Mineralocorticoids"
a group of hormones of the adrenal cortex; they affect mineral and water balance
steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex that maintain the balance of sodium and potassium ions in the body by regulating the kidney, sweat glands and gastrointestinal tract. The principal mineralocorticoid is aldosterone.
Aldosterone - like steroid hormones secreted from the adrenal cortex, important for maintenance of salt and water balance.