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What is a stressor?
Any physical or psychological event or condition that produces stress.
What is the autonomic nervous system
The branch of the peripheral nervous system that, largely without concious thought, controls basic body processes;
What is the parasympathetic division?
A division of the autonomic nervous system that moderates the excitary effect of the sympathetic division, slowing metabolism and restoring energy supplies.
What is the sympathetic division?
A division of the autonomic nervous system that reacts to danger or other challenges by almost instantly accelerating body processes.
What is the somatic nervous system?
The branch of the peripheral nervous system that govern motor functions and sensory information, largely under our concious control.
What is the general adaptation syndrome (GAS)?
A pattern of stress responses consisting of three stages: alarm, resistance, exhaustion
What is psychoneuroimmunology?
The study of the interactions among the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the immune system.
What is a burnout?
A state of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion.