allostatic load


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allostatic load

[‚al·ə¦stad·ik ′lōd]
(psychology)
The physiological wear and tear on the body that results from ongoing adaptive efforts to maintain stability (homeostasis) in response to stressors.
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This finding has a great potential in those who are working night shifts on a regular basis as increased allostatic load in stress response systems can lead to chronic cardiovascular and metabolic disorders such as coronary artery disease and metabolic syndrome.
Allostatic load in bipolar disorder: implications for pathophysiology and treatment.
Dissociation is the ultimate form of denial; decreasing allostatic load and providing release of tension, it is used by the brain as an eraser for reestablishment of homeostasis.
Understanding behavioral effects of early life stress using the reactive scope and allostatic load models.
Many different cancers result from a scenario similar to CCA--an interaction between infectious agents, environmental exposures, and genetic susceptibility that increases allostatic load and can lead to disease [68].
Elaborating and testing the concepts of allostasis and allostatic load," Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol.
Allostasis and Allostatic Load: Implications for Neuropsychopharmacology.
6 Take up knitting Scientists call wear and tear on the body due to stress "allostatic load".
A prospective cohort of 1116 eligible participants aged 35 to 75 years who were unemployed during 2009- 2010 from the UK Household Longitudinal Study were followed up at waves in 2010-2011 and in 2011-2012 for allostatic load biomarkers and self-reported health.
Allodynamic processes can be adaptive in the short term (allostasis) and maladaptive in the long term (allostatic load).
This process of dynamic homeostasis has been termed allostasis, with the concept of allostatic load representing the cost of the cumulative correcting process.
Furthermore, as has been documented repeatedly in the many papers being written on allostatic load, if this response goes on too long, it can play as big a role in creating chronic sickness as the original environmental stressor, and sometimes more so.