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stress system


Definition: anatomically and functionally related brain and peripheral structures activated by stress; includes CRH nuclei in hypothalamus and norepinephrine-producing nuclei in the brainstem (including the locus ceruleus) along with peripheral components of the HPA axis and the autonomic nervous system.

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