Definition of corticosterone in English:


Syllabification: cor·ti·cos·ter·one
Pronunciation: /ˌkôrdəˈkästərōn


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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