cortisol

The major adrenal glucocorticoid; stimulates conversion of proteins to carbohydrates, raises blood sugar levels and promotes glycogen storage in the liver.

Cortisol

A hormone manufactured by the adrenal cortex. In humans, it is secreted in greatest quantities before dawn, readying the body for the activities of the coming day.
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Cortisol

A hormone which is essential to a number of processes in the body including energy provision (mobilisation and storgage of glucose), salt balance and the body's responses to stress. The 5-HT1A receptor has a role in the regulation of cortisol levels.
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Cortisol

Cortisol: The primary stress hormone. Cortisol is the major natural GLUCOCORTICOID (GC) in humans.
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cortisol

<hormone> The major adrenal glucocorticoid, stimulates conversion of proteins to carbohydrates, raises blood sugar levels and promotes glycogen storage in the liver. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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cortisol

(kor´tĭ-sol) a hormone from the adrenal cortex, the principal glucocorticoid; called also 17-hydroxycorticosterone and, pharmaceutically, hydrocortisone. A synthetic preparation is used for its antiinflammatory actions.
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cortisol

an organic compound belonging to the steroid family, the principal hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. It is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and ... [8 related articles]
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cortisol

cortisol (kôr'tisôl") or hydrocortisone,steroid hormone that in humans is the major circulating hormone of the cortex, or outer layer, of the adrenal gland. Like cortisone, cortisol is classed as a glucocorticoid; it stimulates liver glycogen formation while it decreases the rate...
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cortisol

Type: Term Pronunciation: kōr′ti-sol Definitions: 1. The principal glucocorticoid produced by the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex. It promotes gluconeogenesis and lipolysis, suppresses protein synthesis, inhibits inflammatory and immune responses, and has mild mineralocorticoid (hypernatremic, kaliureteric, antidiuretic) effects. ...
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CORTISOL

A corticosteroid hormone.
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cortisol

The primary glucocorticoid hormone; released by the adrenal cortex.
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cortisol

A hormone made by the adrenal cortex (the outer layer of the adrenal gland). It helps the body use glucose (a sugar), protein, and fats. Cortisol made in the laboratory is called hydrocortisone. It is used to treat many conditions, including inflammation, allergies, and some cancers. Cortisol is a type of glucocorticoid hormone.
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Cortisol

A stress hormone
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Cortisol

The primary glucocorticoid hormone; released by the adrenal cortex.
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cortisol

A hormone produced by the adrenal gland that affects the function of most organs in the body. Some primary functions are to increase blood sugar and to reduce inflammation.
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