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Cortisol

Introduction: Cortisol

Description of Cortisol

Cortisol: A test to measure the level of cortisol hormone in the blood which may signal adrenal or pituitary gland problems.

Cortisol: A synthetic or semisynthetic analog of hydrocortisone with glucocorticoid and some mineralocorticoid activities. As a glucocorticoid receptor agonist, therapeutic hydrocortisone promotes protein catabolism gluconeogenesis, capillary wall stability, renal excretion of calcium, and suppresses immune and inflammatory responses. (NCI04)
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Cortisol: main glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex; its synthetic counterpart is used, either as an injection or topically, in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, collagen diseases, asthma, adrenocortical deficiency, shock, and some neoplastic conditions.
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Cortisol as an Organ

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