Evolution of concepts of stress

  title={Evolution of concepts of stress},
  author={D. Goldstein and I. Kopin},
  pages={109 - 120}
  • D. Goldstein, I. Kopin
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Stress
  • This essay describes the evolution of stress as a medical scientific idea. Claude Bernard, Walter B. Cannon and Hans Selye provided key founding concepts for the current view. Bernard introduced the idea of the internal environment bathing cells—the milieu intérieur—maintained by continual compensatory changes of bodily functions. Cannon coined the word, “homeostasis,” referring to a set of acceptable ranges of values for internal variables. Cannon taught that threats to homeostasis evoke… CONTINUE READING
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