Manual dos Jovens Estressados by Augusto Cury

By Augusto Cury

O novo livro de Augusto Cury, guide dos jovens estressados, não é um guide comum. Ele não quer ensinar aquilo que nenhum jovem sabe, não quer falar de assuntos tabus, como sexo ou drogas, mas sim bater um papo franco e aberto com o leitor sobre o que pensa, sobre seus medos, seus sonhos. O que está neste livro, um animado diálogo entre o Dr. Cury e o enlouquecido professor iEstresse, é o dia a dia do jovem, aquelas situações pelas quais todos nós, ou pelo menos algum dos nossos amigos já passaram alguma vez na vida. Ao contar essas histórias, Cury procura não só ajudar os jovens a enfrentar seus desafios, como também mostrar que devem estar preparados para fracassos e vitórias que nem sempre virão exatamente como planejamos.

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D2 – The autonomic nervous system Table 1. 47 Actions of the ANS at each target organ Target organ Sympathetic action Parasympathetic action Eyes Mouth Lungs Heart Sweat glands Blood vessels Liver Pancreas Stomach Intestines Adrenal medulla Pupil dilation and tear inhibition Inhibits salivation Relaxes the airways Increases heart rate Stimulates sweating Constricts vessels in the skin Stimulates glucose release Inhibits digestion Inhibits digestion Inhibits digestion Stimulates secretion of adrenaline and noradrenalin Relaxes the bladder Stimulates orgasm Pupil constriction and tear production Stimulates salivation Constricts the airways Decreases heart rate Bladder Sex organs Stimulates digestion Stimulates digestion Stimulates digestion Contracts the bladder Stimulates sexual arousal If you tried to do all of this and kept your other functions going as normal then it is likely that you would run out of fuel quite rapidly.

Under normal circumstances this makes it very difficult to ask the question about whether any functions are solely controlled by one side of the brain. However, brain damage caused by injury and by surgery involving the severing of the corpus callosum have provided evidence that some functions or parts of functions are controlled by one hemisphere rather than the other. The best-known lateralized function is language, but a number of others have been discovered. These include visual functions, the detection of odor, information processing, emotion and handedness.

These cells have specially adapted receptors that accept the hormone in the same ‘lock and key’ fashion that we saw for neurotransmitters (Topic B3). A target cell may be receptive to just one particular hormone or to a number of different hormones. For each hormone, though, there is a specific receptor site. Most hormones travel in the bloodstream to affect a distant target organ. However, some act more locally, or even on the very cell that secreted it. To differentiate between these actions the term endocrine action is used to describe a distant action, paracrine action is used to describe a more localized action, and autocrine action is used to describe a hormone that acts on the cells that released it.

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