fight-or-flight response

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fight-or-flight response

(fīt′ôr-flīt′)
n.
A set of physiological changes, such as increases in heart rate, arterial blood pressure, and blood glucose, initiated by the sympathetic nervous system to mobilize body systems in response to stress.
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