The Answers:


1. Cortisol - It is also called stress hormone.

2. Adrenal gland - Cortisol is secreted by this gland.

3. Cushing's syndrome - Give one condition associated with a increase cortisol level.

4-5. Normal cortisol level is higher in the morning and lowest at night.

6-8. Give three functions of cortisol.
-increase the functionality of the thyroid
-insulin production for blood pressure regulation
-proper glucose metabolism

9-10. Give two possible conditions that may lead to low cortisol level.
Addison's disease
• Internal bleeding

A 30 yr old large rounded face, overweight female working in a call center had recently depressions. She's complaining of having headache, mental changes, purple mark on the skin of abdomen and backache. She was rush at the hospital after getting his medical record the doctor request for a cortisol test .

11-15. What cortisol test does the physician probably requested: blood, urine, or salivary cortisol tets? explain:

Salivary cortisol test because most of her signs and symptoms are associated with having cushing's syndrome and depression can make our cortisol level elevated so to make sure, salivary test is the best cortisol test to request for the screening of a patient who has cushing's syndrome.

16-20. What is the possible condition the patient have? explain:

Cushing's syndrome is a possible condition the patient have because her symptoms are most often the signs of a person which has a cushing's syndrome like having large rounded face, obesity, headache, backache, mental changes, purple mark on the skin of abdomen and depression.