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13 Cards in this Set

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the body's response to physical or mental demands or pressures
an agent that causes stress
the positive use of stress
the negative use of stress
Emotional signs of stress
irritability, aggressive behavior, easily startled, Nervous behavior, trouble sleeping, overeating or undereating, accident prone.
Physical signs
pounding heart, trembling feeling, grinding teeth, dry mouth, excessive persipiration, aching neck or lower back, frequent colds, cold hands or feet
alarm stage
the immediate physical response to stress
a hormone released by the adrenal glands in response to danger, exitement, or stress; the hormone that prepares the body to fight danger or to flee from it.
resistance stage
a stage of response to stress in which a person's body works against the stress
dealing with a problem or difficult situation
exhaustion stage
the stage of stress in which the body's defenses are used up
common stressors
getting married, being pregnant and unwed, experiencing the death of a parent, acquiring a visible deformity, going through parents' divorce.
paust-traumatic stress disorder
a conditon resulting from a traumatic event and causing extreme distress and the need for an extended period of coping.