The Body's response to stress

The 2 ways our bodys respond to stress

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  • The Body's response to stress
    • Acute
      • sympathomedullary pathway
        • Hypothalamus
          • Acute
            • sympathomedullary pathway
              • Hypothalamus
                • Activates SNS
                  • Stimulates adrenal medulla
                    • releases adrenaline/noradrenaline
                      • Fight or flight
                        • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, and pupils dilate.
          • Activates SNS
            • Stimulates adrenal medulla
              • releases adrenaline/noradrenaline
                • Fight or flight
                  • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, and pupils dilate.
    • Chronic
      • Pituritry adrenal system
        • Hypothalamus
          • Chronic
            • Pituritry adrenal system
              • Hypothalamus
                • releases ACTH
                  • detected in blood by the adrenal cortex
                    • Releases cortisol
                      • Causes liver to release glucose
          • releases ACTH
            • detected in blood by the adrenal cortex
              • Releases cortisol
                • Causes liver to release glucose

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