Alternative Content 11.2: The Stress Response and Consequences of Prolonged Stress

On the left is a list of principle components of the stress response. Match each to the common pathological consequences of prolonged stress, listed at right.

Supression of digestion

Supression of immunity and of inflammatory response

Supression of growth

Neural responses, including altered cognition and sensory threshholds

Mobilization of energy at the cost of energy storage

Increased cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary tone

Analgesia

Supression of reproduction

Textbook Reference: Stress Activates Many Bodily Responses

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