Physiological responses to trauma.

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Stress response can be physical and psychological. Physiological responses to stress, such as a major trauma, stimulate the sympathetic nervous system. The response, although necessary to maintain life, is harmful when prolonged. Nursing and medical management is directed at controlling the etiology and reversing the side effects seen in the body organs. The physical response to stressors shall be explored in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-145
Number of pages3
JournalPlastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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