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fight-or-flight

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  • noun All the coordinated physiological responses that the sympathetic nervous system initiates in response to stress or other emergency situations.

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Examples

  • First, there is an alarm stage, like what Cannon called the fight-or-flight syndrome.

    The Chemistry of Calm

  • Called the fight-or-flight response, it relies on a complex relay of chemicals in the body to mobilize key systems.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Called the fight-or-flight response, it relies on a complex relay of chemicals in the body to mobilize key systems.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Called the fight-or-flight response, it relies on a complex relay of chemicals in the body to mobilize key systems.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Called the fight-or-flight response, it relies on a complex relay of chemicals in the body to mobilize key systems.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • It accomplishes this through two mirror-image operating modes: sympathetic, also known as the fight-or-flight mechanism, which releases adrenaline to speed up metabolic processes in response to a perceived threat; and parasympathetic, which releases the neurotransmitter acetylcholine via the body’s longest and largest nerve, the vagus to slow down and reverse the frenetic activity caused by the sympathetic response.

    The Source

  • It accomplishes this through two mirror-image operating modes: sympathetic, also known as the fight-or-flight mechanism, which releases adrenaline to speed up metabolic processes in response to a perceived threat; and parasympathetic, which releases the neurotransmitter acetylcholine via the body’s longest and largest nerve, the vagus to slow down and reverse the frenetic activity caused by the sympathetic response.

    The Source

  • In the same story, her band of humans meets a band of others -- different enough to awaken the fight-or-flight reflex, though not different enough to preclude progeny and with it, the tortured, conflicted love endemic in such circumstances.

    Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.: The House with Many Doors (or, at the Caucasus, Hang a Right!)

  • In the same story, her band of humans meets a band of others -- different enough to awaken the fight-or-flight reflex, though not different enough to preclude progeny and with it, the tortured, conflicted love endemic in such circumstances.

    Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.: The House with Many Doors (or, at the Caucasus, Hang a Right!)

  • In the same story, her band of humans meets a band of others -- different enough to awaken the fight-or-flight reflex, though not different enough to preclude progeny and with it, the tortured, conflicted love endemic in such circumstances.

    Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.: The House with Many Doors (or, at the Caucasus, Hang a Right!)

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