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.

Increased cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary tone

Supression of reproduction

Neural responses, including altered cognition and sensory threshholds

Supression of digestion

Supression of immunity and of inflammatory response


Mobilization of energy at the cost of energy storage

Supression of growth

Textbook Reference: Stress Activates Many Bodily Responses