cortisol

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cor·ti·sol

 (kôr′tĭ-sôl′, -zôl′, -sōl′, -zōl′)
n.
A steroid hormone, C21H30O5, produced by the adrenal cortex, that regulates carbohydrate metabolism, maintains blood pressure, and is released in response to stress; hydrocortisone.

cortisol

(ˈkɔːtɪˌsɒl)
n
(Biochemistry) another name for hydrocortisone
[C20: from cortis(one) + -ol2]

cor•ti•sol

(ˈkɔr təˌsɔl, -ˌsoʊl)

n.
one of several steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex and resembling cortisone in its action.
[1950–55; cortis (one) + -ol1]
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Noun1.cortisol - an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid - a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response; "adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions"
Translations
kortizol
Cortisol
cortisol
cortisolo
kortyzol

cor·ti·sol

n. cortisol, hormona secretada por la corteza suprarrenal.

cortisol

n cortisol m
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Other hormones, including adrenaline's complementary, sedative hormone noradrenaline, as well as cortizol and homocysteine, are also produced in the bloodstream when we are stressed, and, if left in the system, become toxins that have been linked with heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and some forms of cancer.