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corticosterone

 [kor″tĭ-kos´tĕ-rōn]
a steroid hormone of the adrenal cortex; it affects carbohydrate, potassium, and sodium metabolism. It is usually classified as a glucocorticoid, but it also has slight mineralocorticoid activity.

cor·ti·cos·ter·one

(kōr'ti-kos'ter-ōn),
A corticosteroid that induces some deposition of glycogen in the liver, sodium conservation, and potassium excretion; the principal glucocortoid in the rat.

corticosterone

(kôr′tĭ-kŏs′tə-rōn′)
n.
A corticosteroid, C21H30O4, that is secreted into the bloodstream by the adrenal cortex in response to stress and stimulates many metabolic pathways, such as the production of glucose.

cor·ti·cos·ter·one

(kōr'ti-kos'tĕr-ōn)
A corticosteroid that induces some deposition of glycogen in the liver, sodium conservation, and potassium excretion; the principal glucocortoid in the rat.

cor·ti·cos·ter·one

(kōr'ti-kos'tĕr-ōn)
A corticosteroid that induces some deposition of glycogen in the liver, sodium conservation, and potassium excretion.
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PC12 cells treated with corticosterone also exhibited increased [[[Ca.sup.2+]].sub.i] and ROS levels (Figures 7 and 8, respectively).
Broilers exposed to high ambient temperature, increased the corticosterone, secreted into the blood circulation (Richard, 1998).
Accordingly, stress involves an immediate (0 to 20 min) response by catecholamine neurotransmitters (e.g., noradrenaline) and a medium-term (3 to 120 min) response by non-genomic and subsequently the genomic effects of corticosteroid hormones (e.g., corticosterone in birds) [17].
The most well-established and commonly used method of stress evaluation is to measure corticosterone levels.
Close correlation between Cr serum level and corticosterone after 5 days of exposure to WD presented chromium impact to carbohydrate metabolism, hyperglycemia with concomitant increases of insulin and decreases of corticosterone [54].
By contrast, when we combined the age groups for 13 and 14 years together, the levels of corticosterone did not change significantly over the age range tested ( P = 0.34).
Likewise, patients with ectopic disease had higher plasma concentrations of 11-deoxycortisol (P = 0.0040) and 11-deoxycorticosterone (P = 0.0019) than patients with pituitary CS, and higher (P = 0.0194) corticosterone concentrations than patients with adrenal CS.
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