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flight response

The general activation of the sympathetic nervous system in response to stress.
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The ECHO understands the victim said she bravely fought off the man who fled from the scene on a bike towards Kinglass Road.
Detective Sergeant Todd Rutherford, of Corstorphine CID, said: "This was a cowardly attack and the shopkeeper bravely fought off the attackers despite a shocking level of violence and the serious injuries he sustained."
Treat Huey and partner Max Mirnyi of Belarus fought off a match point to turn back their fancied opponents and make the second round of the French Open men's doubles.
A 50-year-old Paphos kiosk proprietor fought off a knife-wielding man who tried to rob him on Wednesday night, police said.
Plucky newsagents, florists and off-licence workers have fought off violent crooks intent on stealing their takings or goods.
Pitts is a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war, despite his own critical injuries.
The only unbeaten record in Division Two of the Under-16 League is held by North Shields Storm - but only just as they fought off Morpeth Pacers 27-24 to go to 3-0.
According to Reuters, Security forces of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region fought off ISIL militants to seize oil-rich Kirkuk after Iraqi security forces dropped their weapons and deserted the city .
Their tests of 180 saliva samples from men and women of various ages suggested that seniors, who fought off the bird flu better than the younger groups, might thank their saliva.
A PAIR of robbers were fought off by a man who came under attack after using a Post Office cash machine.
RUGBY sailor Hugh Brayshaw and his helm Mike Wood fought off competition from an Olympic silver medallist to win their first National Ranking Series event.
Summary: A jeweller has fought off an armed robber in east London with a broom.