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What exactly is an allergic response?

What exactly is an allergic response?

Allergy: It is an ige mediated hypersensitivity response to whatever is a trigger in your body that causes a release of multiple mediators, with the predominant mediator being histamine. ...Read more

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What's a conditioned response in psych?

What's a conditioned response in psych?

A Basic Concept: The idea is, when one pairs a stimulus with an effect over and over again, that can be called a conditioned response. The classic example is pavlov and his dog. A conditioned response may be something as simple as complimenting your spouse upon arriving home resulting in a kiss. There can be desirable and undesirable conditioned responses. ...Read more

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What is stress response?

What is stress response?

'fight or flight': Stress boosts activity in the sympathetic nervous system & stress hormones are released. Pulse, blood pressure, sweating, & breathing rate go up; skin temp. Decreases as blood shifts to the vital organs; there can be muscle tension or tremors, GI symptoms e.g. Nausea, stomach ache, diarrhea; pacing, hand-wringing, etc. The body is set for survival action, but suffers if this continues too long. ...Read more

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What is the insulin response?

What is the insulin response?

Diet, nutrition: When we consume too many high glycemic foods too much Insulin is released into the blood stream. This eventually leads to Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and weight gain. The type 2 diabetes epidemic is a direct result of this. Most people do not understand that diet foods and drinks and sugar free products are loaded with artificial sweeteners which are much more of a problem! ...Read more

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What controls response to stress?

What controls response to stress?

ANS, hormones: Physiological stress response is governed by the autonomic nervous system, esp the sympathetic division. Also, stress hormones e.g., cortisol enter the bloodstream. As a result the body is primed for "fight or flight" survival action, although this can be harmful if it happens repeatedly or chronically. Psychologically, stress response relates to temperament, personality, & learned behavior. ...Read more

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What's the womens sexual response?

What's the womens sexual response?

What?: Not sure what you're asking. Response to desire, satisfaction, physiological change, etc. ...Read more

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What are neonatal responses to stimuli learned in utero?

What are neonatal responses to stimuli learned in utero?

Neonatal memory: Once the nervous system has developed the fetus can began to respond to stimulation and develop some memories. I've seen many newborns alert to their mother and father's voices shortly after birth. I reviewed this article and think it will help answer your questions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prenatal_memory ...Read more

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Extreme response outside from cold?

Extreme response outside from cold?

Sudden Freezing: I believe the person was asking, can I have an extreme physical response from going out in the cold, to which, i would facetiously answer, your body could instantly go into a frozen state, but more seriously answered... Viruses travel much better in the cold, and you could contract one of those little guys causing greater misery than if your body had actually frozen! ...Read more

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What is a conditioned stimulus and response?

What is a conditioned stimulus and response?

The classic Pavlov's: Dog was ringing a bell, then producing food, caused the dog to salivate. Soon, the dog was stimulated with the bell, and its conditioned response produced slobbering even if no food arrived. ...Read more