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Document ID (ISN)111829
CIS number 11-0582
ISSN - Serial title 0829-0369 - Travail et santÚ
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lafleur J.
Title Allostatic load
Original title Le poids allostatique [in French]
Bibliographic information June 2011, Vol. 27, No.2, p.16-20. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract Allostasis refers to the mechanisms that ensure sustainable physiological stability under chronic stress conditions. This article addresses allostatic load, which designates the consequences of biological adaptation to persistent stress, such as intense fatigue, insomnia, digestive disorders, irritability and migraine.
Descriptors (primary) mental workload; stress factors; biological effects
Descriptors (secondary) functional digestive disorders; migraine; insomnia; hypertension; fatigue
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Psychology and sociology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Psychology of work organization