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 reproduction

Supression of growth


Supression of digestion

Increased cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary tone

Mobilization of energy at the cost of energy storage

Supression of immunity and of inflammatory response

Neural responses, including altered cognition and sensory threshholds

Textbook Reference: Stress Activates Many Bodily Responses