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adaptation
a dynamic, on going, life sustaining porcess by which living organisms adjust to ennvironmental changes
alarm reaction
first out of the 3 steps of general adaptation syndrome
alarm reaction
The initial stage in the body's response to stressful stimuli, characterized by adaptive physiological changes, such as increased hormonal activity and increased heart rate.
anxiety
Psychiatry. A state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning.
biofeedback
The technique of using monitoring devices to furnish information regarding an autonomic bodily function, such as heart rate or blood pressure, in an attempt to gain some voluntary control over that function. It may be used clinically to treat certain conditions, such as hypertension and migraine headache.
disease
A pathological condition of a part, organ, or system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms.
exhaustion
The state of being exhausted; extreme fatigue
homeostasis
The ability or tendency of an organism or cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes.
immunity
Immunology. Inherited, acquired, or induced resistance to infection by a specific pathogen.
regeneration
Biology. Regrowth of lost or destroyed parts or organs
resistance
The capacity of an organism to defend itself against a disease.
stress
2 a : a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation b : a state of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium
convalence period
period of recovery from illness