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Acute stress reaction: Quiz


Question 1: Normally, when a person is in a serene, unstimulated state, the "firing" of neurons in the ________ is minimal.
Grey matterLocus coeruleusRaphe nucleiWhite matter

Question 2: "Acute stress response" was first described by ________ in the 1920s as a theory that animals react to threats with a general discharge of the sympathetic nervous system.
Warren Sturgis McCullochClaude BernardWalter Bradford CannonBuckminster Fuller

Question 3: Autonomic signs of ________ (tachycardia, sweating, flushing) are also commonly present.
Panic disorderAnxiety disorderPanic attackBenzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome

Question 4: Acute stress reaction (also called acute stress disorder, psychological shock, mental shock, or simply, shock) is a ________ condition arising in response to a terrifying or traumatic event.
PsychologySigmund FreudCognitive neuroscienceNeuropsychology

Question 5: The other major player in the acute stress response is the ________.
Endocrine systemHypothalamusAdrenal glandHypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis

Question 6: Acute stress reaction is a variation of ________ (PTSD) and is the mind's and body's response to feelings (both perceived and real) of intense helplessness.
Posttraumatic stress disorderMajor depressive disorderBipolar disorderAnxiety disorder

Question 7: The release is triggered by ________ released from pre-ganglionic sympathetic nerves.
KetamineAcetylcholineDextromethorphanKynurenic acid

Question 8: A novel stimulus, once perceived, is relayed from the sensory cortex of the brain through the thalamus to the ________.
BrainstemHuman brainWhite matterGrey matter

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