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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The other major hormone produced by the adrenal gland is cortisol.
A new study examined the cortisol (steroid hormone released by the adrenal glands) levels in the hair of teens in order to monitor the effects of treatment.
Cortisol is a steroid hormone, released from the adrenal cortex in response to stress-related activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis (Ur, 1991).
Animal handling and restraint on the other hand trigger physiological responses such as the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary- adrenal (HPA) axis exhibited in increased release of glucocorticoids (GCs) such as cortisol. Cortisol is therefore used to quantify stress [6]; hitherto, blood cortisol is often used as a reliable stress biomarker, to determine how animals respond to different degrees of stress [7].
New York, NY, March 08, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The research papers titled, "Optimism, positive affectivity, and salivary cortisol," "Humor attenuates the cortisol awakening response in healthy older men" and "Loneliness and Diurnal Salivary Cortisol in Emerging Adults" are written by Julian Chuk Ling Lai.
Figlio, and Jonathan Meer document that students' level of a stress hormone, cortisol, rises by about 15 percent on average in the week when high-stakes standardized tests are given.
Unmitigated, ongoing stress caused by the pressures of daily life (e.g., relationship issues, financial problems, work-related stress) especially when combined with long working hours and poor sleep, can result in chronically high Cortisol levels.
2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Higher serum cortisol level is associated with lower brain volumes and impaired memory in asymptomatic younger to middle-aged adults, according to a study published online Oct.
Specifically, the researchers were interested in measuring the participants' levels of blood cortisol, which is a hormone released chiefly in response to stress.
The study found that people with higher levels of cortisol a hormone linked to stress performed worse on memory and other cognitive tasks than peers of the same age with average cortisol levels.
Cortisol, the body's main stress hormone, plays a vital role in our bodies.
Objectives: This study investigated the level of Cortisol under different stressful situations and its relationship with sleep and anxiety in female college students.