corticosterone corticosterone


  • (n) secreted by the adrenal cortex; involved in regulating water and electrolyte balance in the body


  1. Reason: he had just told chemists about his new, cheap, artificial production of three powerful sex hormones (testosterone, progesterone and desoxy-corticosterone), from .
  2. The amygdala, a tiny, -almond-shaped knob of tissue in the brain, responds to potential risk by flooding the bloodstream with stress hormones such as corticosterone, which enable .


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  • "This decrease in neuron production coincided with an increase in the major rodent stress hormone, corticosterone," says Elizabeth Gould, head of the team at Princeton University that made the discovery.
    on Dec 1, 2006 By: Elizabeth Gould Source: New Scientist (subscription)

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