Stress hormone

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Stress hormones are secreted by endocrine glands to modify one's internal environment during times of stress.[1] By performing various functions such as mobilizing energy sources, increasing heart rate, and downregulating metabolic processes which are not immediately necessary, stress hormones promote the survival of the organism.[1] The secretions of some hormones are also downplayed during stress.[1] Stress hormones include, but are not limited to:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Ranabir, Salam; Reetu, K. (2011). "Stress and hormones". Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 15 (1): 18–22. doi:10.4103/2230-8210.77573. ISSN 2230-8210. PMC 3079864. PMID 21584161.