1. cortisol

noun. ['ˈkɔrtɪˌsɔl'] an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism.


  • Cortef
  • Hydrocortone
  • corticosteroid
  • hydrocortisone
  • corticoid

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Words that Rhyme with Cortisol

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Example sentences of the word cortisol

1. Noun, singular or mass
Increased levels of cortisol may also cause an increase in your appetite and your cravings for high-calorie junk food.

2. Verb, past participle
The first is cortisol, a hormone responsible for stress.

3. Adjective
Sleep deprivation leads to excess cortisol production, which ages the skin more quickly.