Brain and Adrenal Metabolic Responses to Stress (The Role of Brain Catecholamines in Regulation of Response to Stress).
Final rept. Nov 74-Jun 80,
STANFORD UNIV CA NANCY PRITZKER LAB OF BEHAVIORAL NEUROCHEMISTRY
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The contract, dealing with brain metabolism and brain and adrenal responses to stress was highly productive scientifically and produced basic information that is clearly relevant to an understanding of basic stress mechanisms. Concerned with the ways in which stress might alter the neurochemistry of the brain a broad series of investigations were initiated and completed. The studies centered about the catecholamine neurotransmitters. Catecholamines, including dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine in the brain, are known to be extremely important in the response to stress. All three of these amines are important in times of stress.
- Stress Physiology