cortisol cortisol  /ˈkɔr tɪ ˌsɔl/


  • (n) an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism


  1. As expected, each subject's cortisol level rose at first.
  2. Rising cortisol levels signal the hypothalamus to stop sounding the alarm.
  3. Once a person's cortisol level gets completely blunted, it seems to stay that way for years.


  1. Pierre Rolland cleared to race by French Federation after eight-day rest

    French star’s Cortisol levels recovered after low recording at Critérium du Dauphiné
    on June 18, 2013     Source: VeloNation

  2. Vanda Presents Data From Phase III Studies that Demonstrate Tasimelteon Restores Daily Cortisol Rhythm In Blind ...

    WASHINGTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA) presented additional data today at ENDO 2013, the Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting, demonstrating that tasimelteon can entrain (synchronize) both melatonin and cortisol rhythms. This effect...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

  3. Vanda says Phase III study data shows cortisol rhythm restoration

    Vanda Pharmaceuticals presented additional data at ENDO 2013 demonstrating that tasimelteon can entrain both melatonin and cortisol rhythms. This effect further confirms tasimelteon's potential to reset ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "Rising levels of testosterone and cortisol prepare traders for taking risk," said John Coates, the lead author of the study and a former trader. "However, if testosterone reaches physiological limits, as it might during a market bubble, it...
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: John Coates Source: Ottawa Citizen

  2. Dr Leach told the BBC News Website: "We are talking about the release of stress chemicals. The best known of them is cortisol, which is produced under extreme stress." "One is not talking about a wakeful baby lying there gurgling, one is...
    on Apr 22, 2010 By: Penelope Leach Source: BBC News

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