The effect of oral contraceptive use and pregnancy on the daily rhythm of cortisol and cortisone.

@article{Meulenberg1990TheEO,
  title={The effect of oral contraceptive use and pregnancy on the daily rhythm of cortisol and cortisone.},
  author={P M Meulenberg and Jouke Hofman},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={1990},
  volume={190 3},
  pages={211-21}
}
The effect of oral contraceptives and of pregnancy on the daily rhythm of cortisol, and its metabolite cortisone in plasma and saliva has been investigated. In both conditions the total plasma cortisol levels were raised to the same extent, the mean values in saliva in the oral contraceptive users being intermediate between those in pregnancy and in the controls, particularly in the morning. Salivary cortisone levels were more related to salivary cortisol than to total plasma cortisone which… CONTINUE READING

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