BIOCHEMICAL APPROACH TO STRESS PROBLEMS.
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NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
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Consideration is given to the meaning of, and variation in, stress and an attempt is made to arrive at an acceptable biomedical definition of stress. Attention is called to the mission, activities and responsibilities of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery of the Department of the Navy, and emphasis is laid on the fact that most of these have to do with the physical and mental health of personnel under quite stressful conditions of environmental andor operational origin. Many physical, physiological and psychological stresses are encountered in Navy andor military service and give rise to unique problems which are the subjects of research in the Navys biomedical laboratories. Responses to stress, regulated by physiological systems, may be studied as biochemical manifestations of the organisms reaction to changes in internal and external environment. In the consideration of disease as a form of stress, the role of the clinical chemist should be viewed as that of a biochemist rather than of a specialist isolated in the clinical laboratory. Author
- Stress Physiology