it is a hormone required to detect congenital adrenal hyperplasia along with androstenedione and 1…
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it is a hormone required to detect congenital adrenal hyperplasia along with androstenedione and 17 OHP. cortisol, the main glucocorticoid (representing 75%-90% of the plasma corticoids) plays a central role in glucose metabolism and in the body’s response to stress. Acute stress (including hospitalization and surgery), alcoholism, depression, and many drugs (eg, exogenous cortisones, anti-convulsants) can obliterate normal diurnal variation, affect response to suppression/stimulation tests, and cause elevated baseline levels.