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Tempests, Poxes, Predators, and PeopleStress in Wild Animals and How They Cope$
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L.Michael Romero and John C. Wingfield

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780195366693

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366693.001.0001

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Impacts on Physiological and Behavioral Systems

Impacts on Physiological and Behavioral Systems

(p.149) 5 Impacts on Physiological and Behavioral Systems
Tempests, Poxes, Predators, and People

L. Michael Romero

John C. Wingfield

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the major effects of corticosteroids and catecholamines during a stress response. The emphasis is on how these effects are understood from biomedical studies. These mechanisms will form the foundation for the further exploration of stress responses in free-living animals. Responses to stress in free-living animals are often quite different from those in captive animals, and especially different from the responses of highly inbred laboratory species from which the bulk of scientific knowledge was gathered. Although the responses from this chapter will provide the major themes for later chapters, it is the variations on these themes that has made the study of stress responses under natural conditions so fascinating.

Keywords:   metabolism, corticosteroids, catecholamines, stress response, laboratory species

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