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What are some examples of physiological responses?

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Examples of physiological responses are changes in heart rate, a higher respiration rate, sweating, changes in body temperature and changes in blood pressure. All of these occur in response to pain.

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The human body has an integrated defense response, which includes flight or fight. The two key systems are hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal, or HPA, and sympatho-adrenal, or SA. The HPA system releases cortisol, corticotrophin-releasing hormone and other hormones for relieving a person's emotional or physical stress, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The SA system's activation results in the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline, which are catecholamines.

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