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What Is Cortisol Hormone? - Definition, Function & Levels

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Cortisol belongs to a groups of hormones known as _____.

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1. Cortisol is synthesized in the _____.

2. A deficiency of cortisol in the body that is caused by damage to the adrenal glands is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cortisol performs important functions in the human body. With this quiz and worksheet, see if you know which biological processes this hormone is responsible for and what can go wrong if cortisol is not produced in the right amount.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will test your knowledge of:

  • Where in the body cortisol is made
  • The terms for the hormone group to which cortisol belongs and the formation of glucose for which cortisol is responsible
  • Some diseases that are associated with cortisol levels in the body

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the lesson on the cortisol hormone
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define related medical terms, such as Cushing's syndrome
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cortisol's role in the body

Additional Learning

To learn more about the function of cortisol, review the accompanying lesson called What is Cortisol Hormone? - Definition, Function & Levels. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define important terms related to cortisol's categorization and function as a hormone
  • Familiarize yourself with the positive and negative effects of cortisol
  • Know how cortisol is related to stress and immune response
  • Read a diagram to visualize where and how cortisol is secreted
  • Learn about the relationship between cortisol and the adrenal glands
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