Stress Response and Child Health

  title={Stress Response and Child Health},
  author={E. Charmandari and J. Achermann and J. Carel and O. Soder and G. Chrousos},
  journal={Science Signaling},
  pages={mr1 - mr1}
  • E. Charmandari, J. Achermann, +2 authors G. Chrousos
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Science Signaling
  • Endocrine and inflammatory responses to stress affect many aspects of development, physiology, and cognition. Stress is defined as a state of real or perceived threat to homeostasis. The principal effectors of the stress system are corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), arginine vasopressin, the proopiomelanocortin-derived peptides α-melanocyte–stimulating hormone and β-endorphin, the glucocorticoids, and the catecholamines norepinephrine and epinephrine. Appropriate responsiveness of the… CONTINUE READING
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