If you were to design an experiment to measure tress in either human or animals what measurements would you take and why? The factors that make life more or less stressful, defining stress, describing the physiological processes involved hypothalamus-anterior pituitary-ACTH,cortisol. Distinguish between acute and chronic stress and mechanism involved.
The main immediate effects: increase the rate of circulation of the blood, enriching the blood with energy filled glucose and fatty acids from body’s stores, stop digestion, stop reproductive activity, blunting sensitivity to pain, getting the immune system ready to respond to pathogens, make the mind alert. Long term effect are reduces immune system, increases susceptibility to infectious disease, increase risk of heart disease, associated to stomach ulcers h pylori, suppresses reproductive functions in human and non humans, associated to loss of memory function.