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.
Tan, an expert on laughter's effects on the nervous and endocrine systems, says humor provides a safety valve that shuts off the flow of stress hormones, the fight-or-flight compounds that come into play during times of stress, hostility and rage.
This is known as the fight-or-flight response, says Dr.