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  3. behavioral medicine-an interdisciplinary field that integrates behavioral and midcal knowledge and applies that knowledge to health and disease
  4. health psychology- a subfield of psychology that provieds psychologys contribution to behavioral medicine
  5. stress- the process by which we perceive and respond to certain events, called stressors that we appraise as threatening or challenging
  6. general adaptation syndrome (GAS)- selyes concept of the body's adaptive response tostress in three phases alarm resistance exhaustion
  7. coronary heart disease - the clogging of the vessels that nourish the heart muschle the leading cause of death in many developed countries
  8. Type A- friedman and rosenmans term for competitive, hard-driving, impatient, verbally aggresive and anger prone
  9. Type B- Friedman and Rosenmans term for easygoing, relaxed people.
  10. psychophysiological illness-literally mind body illness; any stress related physical illness such as hypertension and some headaches
  11. pychoneuronimmunology (PNI)- the study of how psychological neural and endocrine processes together affect the immune system and resulting health
  12. lymphocytes- the two types of white blood cells that are part of the body's immune system
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  15. coping- alleviating stress using emotional, cognitive and behavioral methods
  16. problem foccused coping- attempting to alleviate stress directly
  17. emotion focused coping- attempting to alleviate stress by avoiding or ignoring a stressor and attending to emotion needs related to ones stress reaction
  18. aerobic excercise- sustained exercise that increases heart and lung fitness may also reduce stress depression and anxiety
  19. biofeedback- a system for electronically recording amplifying and feeding back info regarding a subtle psycholigcal state such as blood pressure or muscle tension
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