How the body responds

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Mind Map by jessie_alexander, updated more than 1 year ago
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Created by jessie_alexander about 5 years ago
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THE TWO WAYS OUR BODY DEALS WITH STRESS - SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM STRESS.

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How the body responds
1 HYPOTHALAMUS
1.1 SYMPATHETICOMEDUALLARY PATHWAY (SHORT TERM STRESS)
1.1.1 ACTIVATES THE SYMPATHETIC BRANCH OF THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
1.1.1.1 STIMULATES ADRENAL MEDULLA
1.1.1.1.1 RELEASES ADRENALINE AND NORADRENALINE
1.1.1.1.1.1 PREPARES BODY FOR FIGHT OR FLIGHT AND INCREASES HEART RATE
1.2 PITUITARY ADRENAL SYSTEM (LONG TERM STRESS)
1.2.1 ACTIVATES PITUITARY GLAND
1.2.1.1 STIMULATES ADRENAL CORTEX
1.2.1.1.1 RELEASES CORTISOL
1.2.1.1.1.1 CORTISOL ACTS ON THE LIVER TO RELEASE GLUCOSE FOR ENERGY. AS A RESULT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IS SUPPRESSED.
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