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What functions are controlled by cortisol?

What gland produces cortisol?
What factors regulate cortisol production?
What functions are controlled by cortisol?

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What gland produces cortisol?
In mammals, the adrenal glands (also known as suprarenal glands) are the triangle-shaped endocrine glands that sit atop the kidneys. They are chiefly responsible for regulating the stress response through the synthesis of corticosteroids and catecholamines, including cortisol and adrenaline.

Above each human kidney is one of the two adrenal glands.

What factors regulate cortisol production?
The adrenal glands secrete steroids, including some sex hormones, and catecholamines. The principle steroids are aldosterone and cortisol. Cortisol has a wide range of metabolic effects such as protein and fats breakdown that aim to elevate of blood ...

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