How the body responds to stress

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Stressor

This is the source of the stress.

Hypothalamus

This is respnsible for physiological functions such as thirst, hunger and stress.

The pituitary-adrenal system (PAS) (Long term stress)

The hypothalamus is activated when in a stressful situation. This instructs the hypothalumus to stimulate the pituitary gland.

The pituitary releases ACTH. Adrenocorticotophic hormone which travels to the…

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