fight-or-flight

adjective

Definition of fight-or-flight

: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

: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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