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Stress and Atopic Disorders: Asthma and the Seasonal Allergic Response

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posted on 2005-05-01, 00:00 authored by Rosalind J Wright, Sheldon CohenSheldon Cohen

Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:

  • Define atopy and describe the effects of stress on neuroimmunoregulation and the consequent modulation of the hypersensitivity response
  • Describe local pulmonary interactions between the immune system and autonomic nervous system in the response to stress
  • Describe relationships between psychological stress and oxidative stress
  • Describe the potential role of stress and glucocorticoid resistance in asthma
  • Describe genetic modification of the risks of psychological stress and asthmatic expression
  • Discuss treatment strategies for modifying the relationship between stress and the immune response.




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