Unformatted text preview: adrenocortical (HPA) Anabolism & Catabolism
Most of the time, most of the cells of the body are
involved in anabolic activity, constantly building,
repairing, and strengthening.
During times of threat, anabolic metabolism is
converted to catabolic activity, which breaks does
tissue to provide energy.
At a cellular level, catabolic activity can mimic
aging. What does stress do to your body?
Raises heart rate/blood pressure
Suppresses immune system
Suppresses Consequences of Stress: Allostatic Load
Consequences Consequences of Stress: Allostatic Load
Consequences Proinflammatory Cytokines
Immune substances that have many roles: Coordinate the function of other imm...
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- Fall '08
- Endocrine System, psychological stress, Adrenal medulla