The fight-or-flight response, described for the first time by Walter Bradford Cannon (1871–1945), is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a harmful event or threat. It consists of autonomic-driven physiological changes such as acceleration of cardiac and respiratory rates, release of stored energy, dilation and more blood supply to muscles, mydriasis and so forth (Cannon, 1927).
- Ancient Egypt
- Fight-or-flight response
- Middle Kingdom
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