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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.
Cortisol : A test to measure the level of cortisol hormone in the blood which may signal adrenal or pituitary gland problems.
Cortisol: Cortisol is a steroid and a glucocorticoids, one type of adrenal cortical hormone. Cortisol is a chemical substance produced and secreted by the adrenal cortex that helps to regulate metabolism and also has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy effects. The effects of cortisol include increasing the use of fats and proteins for energy, decreasing the use of glucose for energy. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy effects and can depress the immune response.
Conditions that can afflict cortisol include Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome, adrenal tumors, adrenal cancer, and trauma.
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