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chapt. 42 fundamentl

Stress and Adaptation

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stress condition in which the human system responds to change in its normal balance-state
adaptation the change that takes place as a result of the response to a stressor
stressor anything that is perceived as challenging, threatening, or demanding
General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) the body's general response to stress
what three stages are involved in the general adaptation syndrome (GAS)? Alarm Reaction, Stage of resistance, stage of exhaustion
Local Adaptation Syndrome (LAS) localize response of the body to sress and anxiety
anxiety most common response to stress. A vauge, uneasy feeling of discomfort or dread from an unkown source.
coping mechanism bahaviors use to decrease stress and anxiety
defense mechanisms an unconscious reaction use to protect itself from stress and anxiety. A form of self-deception
Created by: mbhall