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fight

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flight response

The general activation of the sympathetic nervous system in response to stress.
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Fighting off the threat of Takfeerism with Russian help, has served Hezbollah's purpose of focusing all of its efforts on the region's main problem Israel, Qassem told them.
Have you ever wondered why fighting off a cold or flu makes you sleepy?
But once I knew she was safe I realised it was my husband fighting off one of the robbers.
SO far the cost fighting off reform at Los Angeles Unified School District has been more than $350,000 in public money.
According to Reuters, Florida growers have contacted citrus farmers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where they have been fighting off the disease since 2004.
Meanwhile, four-year-old Freddy Lightman was more interested in fighting off the Daleks with a good one-two.
It also didn't affect how much their nasal secretions weighed or how much virus or markers of the body's inflammatory response the secretions contained (both are signs that the body is fighting off a cold).
Fantasy-versus-reality themes aside, Lunar Park is nonetheless an interesting little tale of "Ellis" fighting off his personal self-destruction while dealing with any number of terrors and conspiracies.