[Neuroendocrine disorders cause stress-related disease. "Civilization syndrome" is a growing health problem].

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Although the relationship between stress and serious diseases, such as ischaemic heart disease, is well known, the underlying mechanisms have proved difficult to identify. With a new technique available today, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis can be shown to constitute a central physiological factor in the interplay between stress and disease… (More)

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