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The hypothalamus triggers a response in the sympathetic pathway
This is in the autonomic nervous system in the peripheral nervous system
and is more active when the body is under stress and using energy.
This then triggers the adrenal medulla in the adrenal glands
This releases adrenalin and nor-adrenalin in to the bloodstream
Effects ­
Perspiration increase to cool the body so that more energy can be used.…read more

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The alarm stage ­ The bodies initial reaction to a stressor is to increase
the arousal so that the fight or flight response can be initiated. This is
when the SAM response begins to prepare us for any physical response.
2) The resistance stage ­ After a while the body will appear to be able to
cope with the stressor and the body will appear to go back to normal.…read more


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