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.


Mobilization of energy at the cost of energy storage

Supression of digestion

Neural responses, including altered cognition and sensory threshholds

Supression of reproduction

Increased cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary tone

Supression of growth

Supression of immunity and of inflammatory response

Textbook Reference: Stress Activates Many Bodily Responses