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ANF has exactly opposite function of which of hormone secreted

a)

PTH

b)

Estrogen

c)

Aldosterone

d)

Androgen


Question ID - 6526 | Toppr Answer

ANF has exactly opposite function of which of hormone secreted

a)

PTH

b)

Estrogen

c)

Aldosterone

d)

Androgen

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Answer Key : (c) -

(c)

Aldosterone is a steroid hormone (mineralocorticoid family) produced by the outer section (zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland. It plays a central role in the regulation of blood pressure mainly by acting on the distal tubules and collecting ducts of the nephron, increasing reabsorption of ions and water in the kidney, to cause the conservation of sodium, secretion of potassium increased water retention and increases blood pressure.

When dysregulated, aldosterone is pathogenic and contributes to the development and progression of cardiovascular and renal disease. Aldosterone has exactly the opposite function of the atrial natriuretic hormone secreted by the heart



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