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Document ID (ISN)76990
CIS number 01-1266
ISBN(s) 84-7425-574-0
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Martínez Plaza C.A.
Title Stress - Medical aspects
Original title Estrés - Aspectos médicos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2001. 988p. Illus. Approx. 2000 ref. Price: EUR 36.06.
Abstract This manual consisting of 5 parts and 35 chapters provides an in-depth coverage of the medical aspects of stress. Part I describes stress, stress factors and situations which lead to stress. Part II is devoted to neurological and endocrinal structures, the limbic system, the central nervous system and the immune system, as well as their interactions with stress. Part III covers physiological responses to stress and the relationship between the nervous and immune systems. Part IV describes diseases caused by stress (cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, neurological, endocrinal and metabolical disorders, skin diseases, infection, inflammations, auto-immune diseases, rheumatism, urinary, sexual, menstrual and reproduction disorders, sleep disorders, alcoholism and mental disorders). Part V deals with various methods of stress evaluation therapy (psychological and pharmacological), as well as the effects of stress at the individual, family, social and occupational levels.
Descriptors (primary) stress factors; physiology; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) antifertility effects; social aspects; Spain; digestive system diseases; autoimmunization; infectious diseases; respiratory diseases; skin diseases; immunobiological changes; menstrual disorders; cancer; manuals; mental stress; neurological effects; endocrine effects; medical treatment; cardiovascular diseases; neuropsychic stress
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Bacterial and parasitic diseases