Got that Sugar high?

Located in the Adrenal Cortex

Glucocorticoids promote glucose synthesis from proteins and make more glucose available as fuel.

Part of the feedback mechanism in the immune system!

GCs are used in medicines to help athritis, allergies, asthma, and autoimmune diseases. Glucocorticoids turn down the immune activity and decreases inflammatory due to an overactive immune system and high levels of the hormone.

Guaranteed to be Sweet!

What happens when the immune system is down?

This hormone aids the release of pro- inflammatory proteins

Who runs this thing?


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Fetus Developement

The adrenal cortex assists the development of lungs in fetuses.