Bodily Response To Stress

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What is the definition of stress?
The subjective experience of a lack of fit between a person and their environment
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What type of stress does the sympathomedullary deal with?
acute/sudden stress
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What does the autonomic nervous system do?
prepares the body for fight or flight
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What systems do the sympathomedullary consist of?
The SNS and the sympathetic adrenal medullary system (SAM)
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Where do the neurones in the SNS travel and why?
travel to virtually every organ and gland within the body because it preps the body for rapid action if an animal is under threat
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What are the bodily responses to threat?
increased heart rate, blood pressure and increased pupil size and metabolic changes
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Which neurotransmitter is released by the SNS and why?
Noradrenaline in order to activate the internal body organs
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How does the SAM system alert the animal when under threat?
through the release of adrenaline into the bloodstream, where it is transported rapidly throughout the body to prep the animal for fight or flight
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What are the effects adrenaline has on the body?
boosts the supply of oxygen and glucose to the brain and muscles, and suppressing digestion d
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What is the parasympathetic branch referred to?
the body's rest and digest system
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