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Definition of Conn syndrome

Conn syndrome: Overproduction of the hormone aldosterone by a tumor in the outer portion (cortex) of the adrenal gland. The excessive aldosterone results in low potassium levels (hypokalemia), underacidity of the body (alkalosis), muscle weakness, excessive thirst, excessive urination, and high blood pressure. Also known as aldosteronism and hyperaldosteronism.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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