Cortisol

Science / Biology / Cortisol: The primary glucocorticoid hormone; released by the adrenal cortex.

Addisons Disease

Health / Disease / Addisons Disease: A disease characterized by severe weakness, low blood pressure, and a bronzed coloration of the skin, due to decreased secretion of cortisol from the adrenal gland. MORE

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)

Science / Biology / Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH): A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary that stimulates the adrenal cortex to release several hormones including cortisol. MORE

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