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[kawr-tuh-sawl, -sohl] /ˈkɔr təˌsɔl, -ˌsoʊl/

Biochemistry. one of several steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex and resembling in its action.
Pharmacology. .
another name for hydrocortisone

hydrocortisone, 1953, from cortisone + -ol.

cortisol cor·ti·sol (kôr’tĭ-sôl’, -zôl’, -sōl’, -zōl’)
See hydrocortisone.
(kôr’tĭ-sôl’, -sōl’)
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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