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Unformatted text preview: 9/19/11 Chapter 3 Individual Systems within the Body- Nervous System o Overall executive management of other systems & communicates orders to coordinate other activities o Effects our memory, concentration, learning caused by stress response- Endocrine System o Works in partner with nervous system to control functions o Chronics stress can increase risk for developing diabetes- Circulatory & Cardiovascular Systems o Transport nutrients, waste & other chemical messengers within & out of the body o Stress can cause structure of vessels to break down and become weaker o The vessels are now more susceptible to plaque build up (atherosclerosis) put us at risk for heart disease- Respiratory System o Provides oxygen & nourishments to body cells o Stress can trigger asthma attacks- Immune System o Provides defense against invaders o Chronic stress causes our immune system to become weaker o Weaker immune system increases our risk of getting sick o Can increase cancer risk- Musculoskeletal System (including skin)...
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