Corticosterone methyloxidase deficiency

Corticosterone methyloxidase deficiency, also known as aldosterone synthase deficiency, is a disorder characterized by excessive amounts of sodium released in the urine (salt wasting), along with insufficient release of potassium in the urine, usually beginning in the first few weeks ...1

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Types of Corticosterone methyloxidase deficiency

Some types of this condition may include:2 Types of Corticosterone Methyloxidase Deficiency:

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Genetics of Corticosterone methyloxidase deficiency

Genetic Changes: Mutations in the CYP11B2 gene cause corticosterone methyloxidase deficiency . This gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called aldosterone synthase. The aldosterone synthase enzyme is found in the adrenal glands , which are located on top of the kidneys ...3

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Names and Terminology

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References

  1. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ corticosterone-methyloxidase-deficiency
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ corticosterone-methyloxidase-deficiency

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