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Rapid heart rate,breathing rate,what could be the reason ?

While driving down the highway, you get cut off by a teenage driver and have to slam on the brakes. In addition to a major case of road rage, you also develop a rapid heart rate and breathing rate. What caused this increase (indicate branch of the nervous system and NTs)? What is happening to your digestion at this point?
Asked On : Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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Your digestion is effectively shut down for the moment. It's low priority in fight-or-flight mode. If it does anything, it will attempt to empty itself (never said it was a pleasant sort of thing), but anything in the stomach is on hold until you calm down.
Answered: Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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