fight–or–flight

adjective

Definition of fight–or–flight

  1. :  relating to, being, or causing physiological changes in the body (such as an increase in heart rate or dilation of bronchi) in response to stress epinephrine is a fight–or–flight hormone a fight–or–flight reaction

First Known Use of fight–or–flight

1973


Medical Dictionary

fight–or–flight

adjective \ˌfī-tər-ˈflīt\

Medical Definition of fight–or–flight

  1. :  relating to, being, or causing physiological changes in the body (such as an increase in heart rate or dilation of bronchi) in response to stress the fight-or-flight response

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