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By George S. Everly Jr.

ISBN-10: 1461280591

ISBN-13: 9781461280590

This new version emphasizes the original contribution of this longstanding text within the integration of mind/body relationships. the idea that of tension, as outlined and elaborated in bankruptcy 1, the first efferent organic mechanisms of the human rigidity reaction, as defined in bankruptcy 2, and the hyperlink from tension arousal to sickness, as outlined in bankruptcy three, primarily is still an analogous. notwithstanding, updates in microanatomy, biochemistry and tomography are additional to those chapters. All different chapters can be up-to-date in addition, as there was major alterations within the box during the last 8 years.

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These neural axes are the most direct of all stress pathways. Following the complex neocortical and limbic integrations that occur in the interpretation of a stimulus as "threatening," neural impulses descend to the posterior hypothalamus (in the case of a sympathetic activation) and the anterior hypothalamus (in the case of a parasympathetic activation). From here sympathetic neural pathways descend 30 CHAPTER 2 from the posterior hypothalamus through the thoracic and lumbar regions of the spinal cord.

These latter themes will be expanded upon later in the text. 6 reveals the epiphenomenology of the human stress response to be that of a multidimensional interactive process possessing several key elements: 1. Stressor events (real or imagined) 2. Cognitive appraisal and affective integration 3. , locus coeruleus, limbic nuclei, hypothalamic nuclei) 4. The stress response (a physiologic mechanism of mediation) 5. Target-organ activation 6. Coping behavior A detailed analysis of each of these elements is appropriate at this point.

1. A typical neuron. THE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN STRESS RESPONSE 17 the presynaptic membranes. It is the task of the presynaptic membrane to relay the signal to the subsequent postsynaptic membrane of the next neuron. This is not easily achieved, however, because the neurons don't actually touch one another. Rather, there exists a space between neurons. This space is called the synaptic cleft. In order for a signal to cross the synaptic cleft, chemical substances called neurotransmitters are called into play.

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