Stress

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Definiton of Stress
lack of fit between a person and their environment
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SMP
immediate stress response
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Hypothalamus
(In charge) sends signal to the sympathetic ganglia
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Sympathetic Ganglia
Connected to internal organs (heart, lungs and digestive system). Also connected to the Adrenal Medulla
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Adrenal Medulla
releases adrenaline and noradrenaline (prepares for fight or flight)
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Fight or Flight
a bodys decision to run away or fight whatever its facing
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Noradrenaline
(is a transmitter) is released to activate internal organs
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Adrenaline
transported through the blood stream, boosts the level of oxygen and supresses non-emergency bodily functions. (prepares for fight or flight)
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PAS
chronic ongoing response to stress. Controls the level of cortisol.
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Cortisol
stress hormone from PAS
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Hypothalumas
sends signals to the pituitary gland
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Pituitary Gland
produces a hormone called ACTH
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Endocrine System
Consists of glands that release hormones into the body
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ACTH
activates the adrenal cortex
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Adrenal Cortex
releases chemicals called corticosteroids
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Corticosteroids
activates negative and positive changes. Positive: Release glucose, conserves water. Negative: High blood pressure, lowered immune response, poor thinking.
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ANS
autonomic nervous system - controlls heart rate and breathing
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SNS
Sympathetic nervous system - arouses fight or flight instinct
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PNS
Parasynpathetic nervous system - restores body to equilibrium after a threat has gone
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SMP

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Hypothalamus

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Sympathetic Ganglia

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Adrenal Medulla

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