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cortisol Syllabification: cor·ti·sol
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrtəˌsôl/ /-ˌsōl/

Definition of cortisol in English:


Another term for hydrocortisone.
Example sentences
  • The hormones cortisol, serotonin and tryptophan may be affected by sunlight, as well.
  • Chemicals such as adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol are pumped into the bloodstream.
  • The answer to these questions lies with the hormone cortisol, which plays a crucial role in triggering birth.
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