Hormone produced by the adrenal glands, its action is to promote the mobilization and use of fat, stimulate the production of red blood cells, to stimulate the production of glycogen, which is a set of molecules of glucose (sugar) and then a source of energy that the body uses fasting or stress.
adult 08 h 100 200 micrograms / l or 250 550 nmol / l;
20 h at 100 micrograms / l child aged under 10 years 50 100 micrograms / l
Free cortisol is 7-8% of total cortisol. (more…)