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Dealing with acute stress

1. Situation is appraised and seen as stressful

2. Hypothalamus is alerted, recognizes the stress as acute, and
activates the sympathomedullary pathway (SAM)

3. This activates the sympathetic branch of the autonomic
nervous system (ANS)

4. This will stimulate the adrenal medulla which is part of…

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a few minutes the parasympathetic branch is activated

9. This is a counter shock response and returns the body to normal


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