Term: liver cortisol
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Name: liver
Definition: Solid compound organ with three lobes that has many functions including bile production, blood detoxification, the production of critical plasma proteins and clotting factors, complement proteins and the storage of many substances, such as lipids, amino acids, iron, and glycogen. Female fish produce vitellogenins in the liver.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000123]
Name: cortisol
Synonyms: (11beta)-11,17,21-trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, 11beta,17,21-trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, 11beta,17alpha,21-trihydroxy-4-pregnene-3,20-dione, 11beta-hydrocortisone, 17-hydroxycorticosterone, 4-pregnen-11beta,17alpha,21-triol-3,20-dione, cortisol, hidrocortisona, Hydrocortisone, hydrocortisonum, Kendall's compound F, Reichstein's substance M
Definition: A 17alpha-hydroxy-C21-steroid that is pregn-4-ene substituted by oxo groups at positions 3 and 20 and hydroxy groups at positions 11, 17 and 21. Cortisol is a corticosteroid hormone or glucocorticoid produced by zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex, which is a part of the adrenal gland. It is usually referred to as the "stress hormone" as it is involved in response to stress and anxiety, controlled by corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH). It increases blood pressure and blood sugar, and reduces immune responses
Ontology: Chebi [CHEBI:17650]