alarm reaction


Definition of alarm reaction

: the initial reaction of an organism (such as increased hormonal activity) to stress

First Known Use of alarm reaction

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Alarm reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of alarm reaction

: the initial reaction of an organism (as increased hormonal activity) to stress

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