A patient with hyperaldosteronism is having trouble controlling his hypertension. The nurse explains that his hypertension is caused by excessive aldosterone secretion from the:

Adrenal cortex.

Explanation

• The adrenal cortex is responsible for the secretion of aldosterone

• The adrenal medulla is responsible for the secretion of epinephrine, norepinephrine, and small amounts of dopamine

• The anterior pituitary is responsible for the secretion of stimulating and inhibitory hormones such as adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) 

• The juxtaglomerular apparatus is responsible for the secretion of renin

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