Glucocorticoids are the stress hormones. It is produced in the adrenal gland and helps in the regulation of blood sugar levels and other functions.

Its production is stimulated by adrenocorticotropic hormone, which is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. Stress hormones are also known as glucocorticoids. Primary stress hormones include aldosterone, corticosterone, and cortisol.

In humans, almost all of the 16 hydroxylase is used in the production of cortisol. Cortisol is known to be the primary stress hormone, and is produced in the adrenals. This hormone is essential for normal bodily function. It helps in the breakdown of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.

It also helps in the synthesis of proteins and the breakdown of carbohydrates. It helps in the regulation of blood glucose levels. It helps to regulate blood pressure and water retention and helps in the process of inflammation.