Hormones released from the cortex of the adrenal gland; in relation to diabetes, they cause amino acids to be changed into new glucose (gluconeogenesis).
One of two major groups of corticosteroids.
Drugs or natural substances made by the adrenal glands that have many effects on body metabolism, raise sugar level in the blood, and reduce inflammation
Hormone, cortisol, from adrenal cortex with widespread actions on glucose metabolism, protein metabolism and electrolyte balance. Hormone lack induces Addison's disease.
Cortisol - like steroid hormones secreted from the adrenal cortex, important for many bodily functions including response to stress, maintenance of blood sugar levels, body fluids and electrolytes.
Steroid hormones such as cortisol that are produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland; they elevate blood sugar levels, increase fat and protein breakdown and the secretion of stomach acid, and exert an anti-inflammatory effect on conditions such as arthritis and dermatitis.
A type of steroid hormone, often called cortisol, released by the adrenal glands during a stress response, that produces many of the physical effects of stress. go to glossary index
steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex that regulate the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates and the body's reaction to stress.
A term applied to hormones of the adrenal cortex or to any other natural or synthetic compound having a similar activity.
a group of hormones of the adrenal cortex; they influence glucose metabolism and are anti-inflammatory
A group of hormones responsible for stimulating or regulating optimal levels of enzymes whose activities are then regulated by other hormones.
hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex
Steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex. Secreted in response to ACTH, they inhibit glucose uptake by many tissues in addition to mediating other stress responses.
Steroid-like compounds that are used as immunosuppressants. This class of medication has proven to be quite diabetogenic.
A group of steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex that are important in regulating the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
steroidal compounds that are synthesized in the adrenal cortex.
Hormones produced by the adrenal gland capable of having an anti-inflammatory effect. Glucocorticoids are a type of corticosteroid. Common glucocorticoids are cortisone and prednisone.
A group of steroids that have metabolic and anti-inflammatory effects. Glucocorticoid drugs are compounds with effects similar to those of the natural glucocorticoids produced in the body.
Hormones produced in the adrenal cortex of the kidney with other corticosteroid hormones and which increase blood glucose. The most important of these is cortisol which, during periods of fasting and stress, stimulates the liver to produce more glucose. Prolonged elevation of glucocorticoid hormones in the non-diabetic can cause hyperglycemia and diabetes; in the diabetic, the transient increases can complicate control. Cortisol levels increase during periods of physical stress such as infection, pain, surgery, and trauma, prolonged and strenuous exercise, and in acute anxiety.
Adrenocorticoid hormones (e.g. cortisol) essential for life. They regulate the metabolism and have anti-inflammatory activity.