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1

The amygdala

Associates sensory signals with emotions such as anger or fear and sends a ‘distress signal’ to the hypothalamus.

2

The hypothalamus

In response to continued threat, releases CRH into the blood stream.

3

The pituitary gland.

Releases ATCH into the bloodstream and from there to its target sites.

4

The adrenal cortex.

Releases cortisol and other stress hormones in response to stress.

5

The adrenal medulla

Releases adrenaline into the bloodstream causing physiological changes such as increased heart rate and release of blood sugar.

6

The PNS

Dampens down stress response when the the threat has passed.

7

The SNS

Prepares the body for rapid action associated with fight end flight.