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Edited by Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine

in A Dictionary of Biology

Seventh edition

Published in print June 2016 | ISBN: 9780198714378
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191782770

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A hormone (see corticosteroid), produced by the adrenal glands, that promotes the synthesis and storage of glucose and is therefore important in the normal response to stress, suppresses or prevents inflammation, and regulates deposition of fat in the body. Synthesis and release of cortisol is stimulated by ...

Reference Entry.  136 words. 

Subjects: Biological Sciences

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