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J Nephrol. 2006 May-Jun;19 Suppl 10:S124-6.

History of aldosterone on its 50th birthday.

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Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy. cristina.fiore@unipd.it

Abstract

The paper describes the impact of mineralocorticoid substances on water regulation from Theophrastus (IV century B.C.) to Thomas Addison (1849). It also opens to the missed discovery of aldosterone of I.A. Macchi.

PMID:
16874725
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