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The stress response is the set of physical and emotional changes
the human body makes in response to a threat or stress. It sometimes is called
the "fight-or-flight" response.
In a stressful situation, the body releases chemicals that
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Steven Locke, MD - Psychiatry
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