Stressor-Specific Activation of Catecholamine Systems in Humans

  • David S. Goldstein
  • Courtney S. Holmes
  • Steven M. Frank
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 53)


Hans Selye introduced and popularized stress as a medical scientific idea. While a medical student he came to the view that all sick patients looked about the same. Eventually he developed a theory of stress that enjoyed wide acceptance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David S. Goldstein
    • 1
  • Courtney S. Holmes
    • 1
  • Steven M. Frank
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical Neurocardiology Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokeNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineThe Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA

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