Stress Age Syndrome

A constellation of adaptive and degenerative neurohormonal, histologic (tissue) and cellular changes that develop with ageing, including changes in excitability of neural structures of the limbic system and hypothalamus, increased serum catecholamines, vasopressin, ACTH and cortisol, decreased testosterone, thyroxin and others, changes in intrisic opioid peptides, immunosuppression, dyslipoproteidemia, hypercoagulation and free-radical damage of cells
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