hypocortisolemia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hypo- +‎ cortisol +‎ -emia

Noun[edit]

hypocortisolemia (uncountable)

  1. An abnormally low level of cortisol in the blood.
    • 2015 September 1, “Prenatal and Postpartum Evening Salivary Cortisol Levels in Association with Peripartum Depressive Symptoms”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0135471:
      While in most cases salivary cortisol concentration is normalised within a two-week period after delivery, an abnormal adjustment to this state may result in a persistent HPA-axis suppression and hypocortisolemia, which is believed to increase the susceptibility to PPD.