Neuroendocrine aspects of the response to stress.

  title={Neuroendocrine aspects of the response to stress.},
  author={Diane Bemis Miller and James P O'Callaghan},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  volume={51 6 Suppl 1},
Disruptions in homeostasis (ie, stress) place demands on the body that are met by the activation of 2 systems, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Stressor-induced activation of the HPA axis and the SNS results in a series of neural and endocrine adaptations known as the "stress response" or "stress cascade." The stress cascade is responsible for allowing the body to make the necessary physiological and metabolic changes required to cope with… CONTINUE READING


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