general adaptation syndrome

id: GO:0051866
name: general adaptation syndrome
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: General adaptation syndrome is the set of changes in various organ systems of the body, especially the pituitary-endocrine system, in response to a wide range of strong external stimuli, both physiological and psychological. It is described as having three stages: alarm reaction, where the body detects the external stimulus; adaptation, where the body engages defensive countermeasures against the stressor; and exhaustion, where the body begins to run out of defenses.

Parent Functions

GO:0033555multicellular organismal response to stress