Flashcards in 3.3.2 Cortisol & chronic stress Deck (18):
what does the HPA pathway stand for?
the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal pathway
(HPA pathway) when a stressor is encountered the SAM response is triggered as well as a what?
second slower response - the HPA pathway
(HPA pathway) 1. stressor is perceived by what?
(HPA pathway) 2. which pathway is activated?
the HPA pathway
(HPA pathway) 3. which hormone is released?
(HPA pathway) 3. what does CRF stimulate?
the pituitary gland
(HPA pathway) 4. the pituitary gland releases which hormone?
(HPA pathway) 4. what does ACTH stimulate?
the adrenal glands
(HPA pathway) 5. the adrenal cortex releases what into the bloodstream?
(HPA pathway) 6. what do corticosteroids do?
release glucose from the liver for energy
suppress the immune system
(cortisol) cortisol is part of which family of hormones?
(cortisol) cortisol plays a role in the CNS where it is involved in what?
regulation of glucose storage
(cortisol) when released in response to stress what does cortisol do? what does this make us more able to do?
lowers sensitivity to pain
releases glucose for energy
deal with an on going stressor
(cortisol & memory) cortisol can negatively affect what?
(cortisol & memory) cortisol can impair what when we are stressed?
impair our memory
(cortisol & memory) give examples of how cortisol can impair memory when stressed:
mind going blank in an exam or interview or when put on the spot
(cortisol & health) what is immunosuppression?
weakened immune system due to a decrease in the number of white blood cells