Hydrocortisone; Corticosteroid Hormone


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.


Public Health Blood Pressure Blood Glucose Glucose Level Stress Response 
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