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Stress Stress used to be considered a medical term and meant physiological stress:  patients with burns, cuts, accidents, high fever or advanced cancer.  Gradually the word  started to be used when someone felt under psychological pressure.  Sometimes people  use the word to mean that they feel “ugh” because they have a hangnail, have an exam  today or someone yelled at them. What changes happen in the body during stress? 1. The hypothalamus part of the brain organizes a chain reaction of defenses to put the  body in top physical condition to cope with the emergency. 2. Chemical messengers signal the neighboring pituitary gland to take command. 3. The pituitary secretes ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) which travels through  the bloodstream to the adrenal glands on the kidneys. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course HEALTH 225 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Syracuse.

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