defence reaction

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"There's a kind of self defence reaction at first but we start by doing some exercises, having some fun."
Despite Government reassurances, the Ministry of Defence reaction to the leaked report did little to dispel fears.
Family advisors of the 1930s and 1940s believed that fear was an unconscious but purposeful defence reaction of a child against certain unpleasant stimuli from the outside world.
Activation of defence reactions in Chaetomium only treated plants in this study suggests that even a beneficial microbe may be perceived by the plant as a potential threat, and that such perception involves production of resistance-eliciting compounds that act mechanistically similar to elicitors produced by plantpathogenic fungi and bacteria (3).
In our study, this differential response in PAL activity induction in resistant and susceptible cultivars could explain the difference in the speed and intensity of defence reactions induction observed in both cultivars.
The hypothalamus, which synthesises and secretes neurohormones, has a wide range of physiological functions including regulation of thirst and hunger, sexual behaviour, defence reactions such as fear and rage, and circadian rhythm: disturbances of all these functions are frequently seen in depressed or anxious patients.
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