from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See hydrocortisone.
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- n. The steroid hormone hydrocortisone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a steroid hormone (C21H30O5) active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism; -- called also hydrocortisone. It is used in medicine as an antiinflammatory agent.
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- n. an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
Chronic stress raises the blood level of a hormone called cortisol, which is made by your adrenal glands.
When under stress, the body releases a hormone called cortisol which is produced in greater quantities after consuming caffeine.
So instead of having a momentary peak in cortisol, you have a permanent elevation of it.
Among other things, their rigs monitor production of a neurotransmitter called cortisol, which is produced by the brain when it feels stress.
Girls with larger increases in cortisol acted more anxious and vigilant at child care, while boys acted more angry and aggressive, Gunnar reported.
(This means that cortisol is racing through your system and wreaking havoc on your capacity to think clearly and act productively.)
This inflammation is taken care of through the secretion of another hormone called cortisol which regulates inflammation and also acts as a messenger to the brain, letting it know what is going on with regard to this inflammation.
The stress hormone known as cortisol is higher in depressed or chronically stressed individuals, and over time, this hormone results in bone (and skin) breakdown.
ZRT Laboratory LLC, of Beaverton, Ore., sells a direct-to-consumer profile ranging from $170 for five hormone tests, including estradiol (a type of estrogen), progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, a hormone that serves as a precursor to sex hormones and a stress hormone called cortisol; a larger panel of eight tests costs $260.
While short-term, acute stress allows us to focus on studying for that exam, chronic worry and stress causes our bodies to release too much of a hormone called cortisol aka the stress hormone and chronically elevated levels of cortisol are not good for us.