Origin of cortisol
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- another name for hydrocortisone
C20: from cortis (one) + -ol ²
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Word Origin and History for cortisol
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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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