EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Biochemistry one of several steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex and resembling cortisone in its action.
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Examples from the Web for cortisol Contemporary Examples of cortisol Cortisol is going to go up, but it should go back down again.
“We get stressed out and flooded with
cortisol,” Kaminsky explains.
Your body begins to secrete adrenaline, your
cortisol levels rise, and your heart starts pumping faster.
This helps us regulate our
cortisol and melatonin levels for a proper wake and sleep cycle. Cortisol is bad for your brain, particularly the hippocampus, which encodes memories. British Dictionary definitions for cortisol Word Origin for cortisol
cortis ( one) + -ol ²
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cortisol [kôr ′tĭ-sôl′, -zôl′, -sōl′, -zōl′]
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The principal steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex. It regulates carbohydrate metabolism and the immune system and maintains blood pressure. When natural or synthetic cortisol is used as a pharmaceutical, it is known as hydrocortisone.
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