What is Cortisol? - Definition, Function & Deficiency Symptoms


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Cortisol is a _____ hormone.

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1. Cortisol is manufactured in the _____.

2. Cortisol promotes the conversion of fatty acids into glucose. This is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will measure your understanding of cortisol function. If you would like to pass the quiz, you should know a condition that is the result of hypersecretion of cortisol and a disease that is the result of excess potassium and low glucose and sodium levels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following with these assessments:

  • Location where cortisol is made
  • Type of hormone cortisol is categorized as
  • The name for cortisol assisting in converting fatty acids into glucose

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cortisol function
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the type of hormone cortisol is categorized as
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of converting fatty acids into glucose

Additional Learning

To reinforce your knowledge of cortisol function, check the related lesson titled What is Cortisol? - Definition, Function & Deficiency Symptoms. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Identify what cortisol is and its importance in the body
  • Examine the functions of cortisol
  • Review conditions that can result from cortisol not functioning properly
  • Learn information about the relationship between cortisol and stress