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.
Released in the adrenal cortex, it is a response to high amounts of stress
This is on top of the kidney!
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?
The ACTH. dUR
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The adrenal cortex assists the development of lungs in fetuses.