Outline the body's biological response to stress (6 marks)

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Stress is the response of someone to an unpleasant, potentially threatening situation and our body's biological response to stress depends on wether it is an acute stress (short term or a chronic stress (on-going stress). Both types of stress have different systems and release different chemicals but both with the same duty to release the right amount of energy for the body to cope with the stressor.

The sympathomedullary pathway deals with acute stress and when we are faced with an acute stressor such as a lion, this pathway prepares us for fight


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