The HPA Axis and the Stress Response

Here's a short overview of the HPA axis and its role in the stress response. This is a basic overview - perhaps I'll do a more detailed version in the future. There's more to it than meets the eye :)

The HPA Axis and the Stress Response

If you're interested in learning more about stress and it's effects on human physiology, you might want to check out the video Stress: Portrait of a Killer (2008). 

Thanks for sharing!
Camille Freeman
 

Hi there. I'm the hippie who started Physiology for Hippies. I'm an associate professor at MUIH, where I teach physiology to students in the herbal medicine, nutrition and yoga therapy programs. I have two small children, an overgrown garden + an endless appreciation for the human body.