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Synonyms

Hydrocortisone; Corticosteroid Hormone

Definition

A corticosteroid hormone produced and released from the adrenal cortex in response to stress, it is part of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal neurendocrine stress response in humans. Effects of cortisol include elevated blood glucose levels and blood pressure, as well as immunosupression.

Keywords

Public Health Blood Pressure Blood Glucose Glucose Level Stress Response 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2010

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