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Noun: cortisol  'kor-ti,sówl
  1. An adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
    - hydrocortisone, Hydrocortone, Cortef

Derived forms: cortisols

Type of: adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid

Encyclopedia: Cortisol