Flashcards in The flight or fight response Deck (7)
Associates sensory signals with emotions such as anger or fear and sends a ‘distress signal’ to the hypothalamus.
In response to continued threat, releases CRH into the blood stream.
The pituitary gland.
Releases ATCH into the bloodstream and from there to its target sites.
The adrenal cortex.
Releases cortisol and other stress hormones in response to stress.
The adrenal medulla
Releases adrenaline into the bloodstream causing physiological changes such as increased heart rate and release of blood sugar.
Dampens down stress response when the the threat has passed.