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