Syndrome, Conn: Overproduction of the hormone aldosterone (pronounced al-do-ster-one) by a tumor that contains tissue resembling that normally present in the outer portion (cortex) of the adrenal gland. The excess aldosterone results in a potassium level (hypokalemia), underacidity of the body (alkalosis), muscle weakness, excessive thirst (polydipsia), excessive urination (polyuria), and high blood pressure (hypertension).
Also called primary aldosteronism or primary hyperaldosteronism. The syndrome is named after the American physician Jerome W. Conn (1907-1981) who almost singlehandedly defined the syndrome of aldosterone excess.
Overview of Conn's Syndrome, the most common cause of secondary hypertension, and related laboratory tests
Conn's syndrome is a disease of the adrenal glands involving excess production of a hormone, called aldosterone. Find out why or how you get Conn's syndrome and what is ...
Conn syndrome is characterized by increased aldosterone secretion from the adrenal glands, suppressed plasma renin activity (PRA), hypertension, and hypokalemia.
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Conn's Syndrome (adrenal glands). This site provides information and support for people with Cushing's or other endocrine problems, their friends and families