[Cortisol , hydrocortisone ]

    Cortisol is a steroid hormone closely related to cortisone and released in response to stress and low blood-glucose.

    Cortisol suppresses the immune system, triggers an increase of gluconeogenesis and increases the metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.

    Referred to medicinally as hydrocortisone, cortisol is classed as an antiinflammatory (SAID) and immunosuppressant.