noun Physiology, Psychology.
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Words nearby fight-or-flight reaction
Example sentences from the Web for fight-or-flight reaction
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Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right.
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Iraq may have been an irregular fight, but it had major moments.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The anti-crime cops began searching the likely path of flight.
It was more like the boarding of a ship than any land fight I had ever seen or imagined.
The fight lasted two days, and only two men out of the five hundred escaped with their lives.
They ran side by side across the yard to a roofed flight of steps that led to the printing-office.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
My one room,” replied that much injured gentleman, “was on the Coffee Room flight.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
But they soon fell out, for Murat had the audacity to try and make these patriots fight instead of merely seeking plunder.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Medical definitions for fight-or-flight reaction
Cultural definitions for fight-or-flight reaction
The set of processes that occur in the body when it is confronted with some form of physical or mental stress. For example, if a person is faced with danger (as from a vicious animal about to attack), the nervous system signals for adrenaline and other hormones to be released into the blood. These hormones prepare the body either to confront the attacking animal or to flee to safety (thus, “fight or flight”). Changes in the body include increased heart rate, dilated pupils of the eye (to improve vision), and increased supply of blood to the muscles (to prepare the body for action).