Meaning of cortisol

cor•ti•sol

Pronunciation: (kôr'tu-sôl", -sōl"), [key]
— n.
  1. one of several steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex and resembling cortisone in its action..
  2. hydrocortisone.
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