Definition of corticosterone in English:

corticosterone

Line breaks: cor¦tico|sterone
Pronunciation: /ˌkɔːtɪkəʊˈstɛrəʊn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex, one of the glucocorticoids.
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    • Note from the text of the full paper that stress causes the release of the hormone corticosterone which lowers latent inhibition.
    • Upon stimulation, the rats suddenly released the stress hormone corticosterone, very like the cortisol humans release under stress.
    • Working with mountain chickadees caught in California, he has inserted implants that release corticosterone, a hormone associated with stress.

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