Regional Blood Flow, Stress Effects

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    Stressful stimuli, including cold, infection, and perception of danger, reduce blood flow to the thermoregulatory cutaneous vascular beds. This sympathetically mediated cutaneous vasoconstriction is co-ordinated by forebrain centers and by relays in the medullary raphe/parapyramidal region. Drugs used for mental stress reverse cutaneous vasoconstriction by interacting with serotonergic and dopaminergic receptors. © 2007

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Stress
    EditorsGeorge Fink
    PublisherElsevier Inc.
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9780123739476
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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