Metabolic consequences of stress during childhood and adolescence.

  title={Metabolic consequences of stress during childhood and adolescence.},
  author={Panagiota Pervanidou and George P. Chrousos},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  volume={61 5},
Stress, that is, the state of threatened or perceived as threatened homeostasis, is associated with activation of the stress system, mainly comprised by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the arousal/sympathetic nervous systems. The stress system normally functions in a circadian manner and interacts with other systems to regulate a variety of behavioral, endocrine, metabolic, immune, and cardiovascular functions. However, the experience of acute intense physical or emotional stress… CONTINUE READING
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