a hormone made in the adrenal gland in response to stress; increased levels cause increased blood sugar, water retention, osteoporosis, decreased immune function, poor wound healing and many other effects
Catabolic hormone secreted by the adrenal glands in situations of stress (both physical and mental), lack of calories/nutrients and lack of sleep. This hormone is associated with loss of muscle mass, loss of strength, and fat accumulation. An excess of it over long periods of time may also contribute to hardening of the arteries; something that leads to heart disease.
Plays a role in fat and water metabolism, affects muscle tone and the excitation of nerve tissue, increases gastric secretion, alters connective tissue response to injury, and impedes cartilage production. Used as an anti-inflammatory.
One of the glucocorticoids, this hormone, derived from the adrenal cortex, acts to stimulate optimal levels of metabolic enzymes used during growth. Low cortisol prevents growth because enzyme levels are too low, while excess cortisol causes protein catabolism.
Also known as hydrocortisone, cortisol is a steroid hormone that represents the most powerful glucocorticoid produced by the adrenal gland; actions include promotion of the formation of glucose from fats and proteins as well as anti-inflammatory effects
A hormone secreted by the adrenal gland that makes stored nutrients more readily available to meet energy demands. These hormone levels increase under stress, which can stimulate your appetite, leading to weight gain or difficulty losing weight.
catabolic hormone which your body releases during periods of stress. Cortisol breaks down protein into amino acids and moves them to the liver where they are converted to glucose. D E J K L M N P Q R S U V W X Y Z
a long-acting stress hormone, which at moderate levels (when the HPA axis is functioning normally) facilitates a variety of bodily processes, but in excess can be damaging and put one at risk of stress and depression.
The hormone released from the adrenal glands in response to stress or low blood glucose. Its primary mode of action in times of stress is to shut down eicosanoid synthesis. Its synthesis in the adrenal gland requires the second messenger, cyclic AMP.
Produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress, the hormone cortisol stimulates the sebaceous glands, triggering the production of extra oil. This increases the incidence of comedones, causing acne breakouts.
Stress molecule secreted by the adrenal gland. "Hypercortisolism" indicates extremely high levels of cortisol in blood serum and/or saliva. Like other stress-induced hormones, cortisol is an androgen antagonist and chronically high levels reduce androgenic activity in the balls, blood and behavior.
A hormone which is essential to a number of processes in the body including energy provision (mobilisation and storgage of glucose), salt balance and the body's responses to stress. The 5-HT1A receptor has a role in the regulation of cortisol levels.
Anecessary compound for the restoration of depleted energy stores, cortisol is produced by your body in response to stressful events. The occasional release of this fight-or-flight hormone is essential to our ability to respond to emergency situations. But too frequent release of cortisol in response to the daily stresses of our increasingly hectic lives can have negative health consequences.
An adrenocortical hormone, usually referred to as hydrocortisone. Closely related to cortisone in physiological effects. It is released daily to help with our sleep rythums; usually high in the morning, decreasing as the days wares on so we can sleep. This is disrupted with adrenal fatigue, obesity and/or immune dysfunction.
a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex as part of the body's response to stress. Cortisol promotes the breakdown of body tissues to provide energy and raw materials; high cortisol levels are associated with reduced immune function. Synthetic cortisol (hydrocortisone) is used to reduce inflammation and lessen allergic reactions.
A hormone secreted by the adrenal glands that stimulates catabolism. Cortisol lowers immune response, making it easier to get sick. It also breaks down muscle tissue. When cortisol levels get too high, you get weaker, sick or over-trained. Sometimes even all three
A hormone made by the adrenal glands after activation by the pituitary hormone, ACTH; Cortisol is needed to survive physical stress; maintain normal fluid, electrolyte, and blood sugar levels; and to maintain an energy supply.
A catabolic hormone that is released and increases in response to stress when the body is subjected to trauma such as intense exercises, including weight training. Excess cortisol is known to increase catabolism (protein breakdown in muscles). Cortisol leads to muscle breakdown through promoting a release of muscle amino acids for transport to the liver, where the amino acids are converted into glucose.
It's a natural steroid which is produced in the adrenal cortex located above the kidneys which both inhibits the immune system and has anti-inflammatory effects. It's also associated with stress and aging. It is released in response to stress. Reducing cortisol production in theory could be used for anti-aging effects.
Cortisol is a hormone secreted by the adrenal gland, which increases during times of perceived stress. Like many hormones, it circulates through the bloodstream to the brain, and so can regulate the activity of brain areas that respond to stress.
Refers to a hormone that is synthesized in the cortex of the adrenal glands. The amount and levels of this hormone present within the body have been linked to depression and how the body handles stress. Cortisol is released at the same time as many other hormones, generally at specific intervals, and most often at night along with other hormones that are handled by the pituitary gland.
One of the steroid hormones produced by the adrenal glands. It has many effects on the body, including the formation of glucose, the reduction of inflammation, and the retention of water. Its level in the blood is used as a measure of stress. See also adrenal gland, adrenal-cortical system.
Cortisol is a corticosteroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex that is involved in the response to stress; it increases blood pressure, blood sugar levels, may cause infertility in women, and suppresses the immune system. In pharmacology, cortisol is referred to as hydrocortisone, and is used to treat allergies and inflammation.