Body's response to stress

Acute and chronic stressors

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Acute Stressors

Sympathetic Adrenal Medulla (SAM)

1. The hypothalamus activates the.....

2. Sympathetic branch of the autonomic adrenal system (ANS) which stimulates the ......

3. Adrenal medulla, which leads to the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline (fight or flight), this leads to.....

4. Increased heart rate, raised blood pressure, sweating etc.

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Chronic Stressors

Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA)

1. Hypothalamus sends messages to the...

2. Pituitary gland, which leads to the production of the hormone...

3. ACTH, this stimulates the...

4. Adrenal cortex, which then produces...

5. Cortisol (a stress hormone)

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