Term Name: cortisol Search Ontology:
  • (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
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