Definition of cortisol in English:

cortisol

Pronunciation: /ˈkôrtəˌsôl//-ˌsōl/

noun

Biochemistry
  • another term for hydrocortisone
    • ‘The hormones cortisol, serotonin and tryptophan may be affected by sunlight, as well.’
    • ‘The answer to these questions lies with the hormone cortisol, which plays a crucial role in triggering birth.’
    • ‘There can be loss of secretion of both cortisol and aldosterone if there is destruction of the adrenal glands by tumour or infection.’
    • ‘Because cortisol mobilizes amino acids, it is effective in helping to repair damaged tissue.’
    • ‘Chemicals such as adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol are pumped into the bloodstream.’

Pronunciation:

cortisol

/ˈkôrtəˌsôl//-ˌsōl/