fight-or-flight


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fight-or-flight

n
(Physiology) (modifier) involving or relating to an involuntary response to stress in which the hormone adrenaline is secreted into the blood in readiness for physical action, such as fighting or running away
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Unfortunately, the body's traditional fight-or-flight response to stressful situations seldom offers the best way to deal with the problems we encounter daily in modern times.
First, a brain region called the amygdala detects "danger" and emits nerve impulses that switch on your fight-or-flight response (see p.
That reaction is natural, part of the fight-or-flight response programmed into many animals.
The response spurs the opposite effect on the body of the fight-or-flight response produced by fear (see p.