stress response system

stress re·sponse sys·tem

(stres rē-spahns sis'tem)
Anatomically and functionally related structures that coordinate physiologic responses to threatening triggers
See: HPA axis
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While exposing the rats to stress, the researchers measured their endocrine response through the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA), which is the central stress response system.
The nutrient plays an important role in proper brain functioning as it controls the HPA axis, which is the center of the body's stress response system. Health experts recommend that adult women consume 310 to 320 mg of magnesium per day, while the men should take 400 to 420 mg.
They discuss the specific biopsychosocial processes that constitute the helping relationship and explain the fundamentals of brain structure, development, and function, focusing on aspects most useful in understanding affect regulation; the neurobiology of memory, including research on the impact of stress and trauma on brain organization and function in ways that impact learning and memory; a neuropsychological conceptualization of affect; precursors to attachment that evolve in early life; and research on the stress response system and how experiences of early adversity may become hardwired and influence brain development and the neuroendocrine systems underlying the stress response.
The HPA axis is the human body's central stress response system. The researchers measured Cortisol levels in the saliva of 90 male undergraduate students as an indicator of HPA axis activity.
Chronic exposure to non-specific stressors results into chronic hyperactivation of both hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the SNS leading to constant state of hypervigilance and dysregulation of generalized stress response system. [21] Integrated yoga practices most probably act through the cerebro-cortico-limbic pathways on the hypothalamus and anterior pituitary systems.
The impact of stress on the young child depends on how controllable the stress is, how often and for how long the body's stress response system is activated, and whether the child has familiar, safe caregivers to turn to for support.
Adaptogens essentially help regulate the HPA axis or the body's major stress response system.
A lack of sleep, chronic stress at home, poor nutrition--all these factors can activate the brain's stress response system, Desautels says.
The element of depression may increase in cats with the increase of threat either related to any conflict (Moesta and Crowell-Davis 2011) or fetal developmental stress response system (Westropp et al.
Trauma can over-activate a growing brain's stress response system.
Decades ago, Hans Selye demonstrated that chronic activation of the stress response system resulted initially in hyperactivity of the physiological stress response.
They investigated the role of hCLOCK in the hypoxia-oxidative stress response system at the biochemical level.