Stress Response Systems Poem

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Higher brain centres in the human body identify stress
There are two separate systems that turn you into a mess
The hypothalamus splits them into two
And then your body decides what is best for you
The pituitary adrenal system has a fairly slow response
It starts by releasing CRF but only does it once
ACTH is released by the pituitary gland in the brain
This is when the person starts to turn insane
There is a release of corticosteroids by the adrenal cortex
The liver produces more energy and there are other effects
This is what the body does when working at its best
But with long-term stress…


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