The control of plasma aldosterone level depends on the secretion rate and on the metabolic clearance rate (MCR) of the hormone. The rate of aldosterone metabolism was measured in 6 anephric patients in comparison with normal volunteers. Unexpected high aldosterone MCR's were found in the anephric patients: 2700 ± 265 1/24 h (M ± sem), as compared to the normals (1600 ± 57). Passive 45° tilting did not significantly change aldosterone MCR's in both the normal and anephric patients. This increase in aldosterone MCR might be explained by a high hepatic plasma flow due to a high cardiac output. The haemodynamic condition of these patients could also explain the high testosterone MCR found in 3 male anephric patients, although testosterone-oestradiol binding globulin was in the high normal male range.