Physiological response's to stress

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Physiological stress responses
Sympathetic Pathway
Stressor
Hypathalamus
Pituitary Gland
Adrenal Medulla
Adrenaline + Noradrenaline
Fight or Flight response signalled by:
· Increased heart rate
· Increased respiratory rate
· Glucose is released
· Decreased digestion
Pituitary-Adrenal Pathway
Stressor
Hypathalamus
Pituitary Gland
ACTH
Corticosteroids
Resistance shown by:
· Manages glucose metabolism
· Provides a steady supply of energy
· Suppresses the immune system
· Helps blood clot

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