Updated: 8/31/2018

Stress Physiology

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  • Stress dramatically changes physiology  
    • hormonal changes
      • ↑ catecholamines and 17-OH corticosteroids
    • metabolic changes
      • ↑ free fatty acids, lipids, and cholesterol
    • organ system changes
      • GI
        • ↑ water absorption, gastrocolic reflex, and mucosal circulation
      • musculature
        • ↑ muscle tonicity

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