arousal response

arousal response

The constellation of physiological changes—e.g., increased muscle tension, tachycardia and secretion of catecholamines—which help prepare the body for expenditure of a large amount of energy; also known as
the fight-or-flight response.
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Others have indicated that OSAS in children can further suppress the arousal response and effect bladder pressure or urinary hormone secretion.
These include vascular changes in the urogenital tissues affecting lubrication, and alterations in genital arousal response.
Jerome Siegel, a professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, and colleagues report in the current online edition of the Journal of Neuroscience that the cells necessary for a light-induced arousal response are located in the hypothalamus, an area at the base of the brain responsible for, among other things, control of the autonomic nervous system, body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue -- and sleep.
Although the arousal threshold values are highly variable between individuals, patients with OSA tend to have an impaired arousal response to airway occlusion (more negative pressure required for respiratory arousal) than controls (99).
The complement to relaxation is arousal, or the arousal response.
The significant interaction for tense arousal was due to the inactive groups heightened response during and after exercise when compared to the active group's tense arousal response.
Obstructed breathing produces an arousal response that revs up the body into a 'fight-or-flight' stance," she explains.
New Findings Link the Use of Alprostadil Cream to Female Sexual Arousal Response -
PTSD includes symptoms that develop owing to experiencing intense fear, helplessness, or horror, which, in turn, often can lead to reexperiencing the traumatic event, avoiding situations associated with it (even if not experienced at the time the event occurred), and "numbing" of the arousal response.
The results explain which demographics are likely to respond positively to carnal commercials, and which products, when combined with sexual imagery, elicit an arousal response.
This suggests that the missing portion of the receptor acts as a brake on the arousal response.
One, for example, may, as a result of one of the aforementioned factors, enlist too much control over the arousal response.