stress related illness: the immune system research- Kiecolt-glaser

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acute stress- exam stress

  • natural experiment investigating whether stress from short tem stressors (exams) had a effect on the immune system of medical students
  • blood samples were taken a month before (low stress) and during the exam period (high stress)
  • immune system functioning was assesed by measuring NK (natural killers) cells activity
  • Glaser found that NK cell activity…


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