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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?
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.
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