OBO ID: GO:0034651
Term Name: cortisol biosynthetic process Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • cortisol anabolism
  • cortisol biosynthesis
  • cortisol formation
  • cortisol synthesis
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of cortisol, the steroid hormone 11-beta-17,21-trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione. Cortisol is synthesized from cholesterol in the adrenal gland and controls carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism and has anti-inflammatory properties.
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