Medical Definition of Cannon's theory

1. A theory of the emotions, advanced by W.B. Cannon, that animal and human organisms respond to emergency situations by increased sympathetic nervous system activity including an increased catecholamine production with associated increases in blood pressure, heart and respiratory rates, and skeletal muscle blood flow. See: relaxation response. Synonym: Cannon's theory. (05 Mar 2000)



Cannon's Theory Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Cannon's Theory Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cannon's Theory

Canna edulis
Canna generalis
Canna indica
Cannabidaceae
Cannabis indica
Cannabis sativa
Cannaceae
Cannae
Cannaregio
Cannes
Cannizzaro
Cannizzaro's reaction
Cannon
Cannon's point
Cannon's ring
Cannon's theory
Cannon-Bard theory
Canola
Canopus
Cant.
Cantab
Cantabria
Cantabrian
Cantabrian Mountains
Cantabrians
Cantabrigian
Cantabrigians
Cantabs
Cantal
Cantelli's sign

Other Resources Relating to: Cannon's theory

Search for Cannon's theory on Dictionary.com!Search for Cannon's theory on Thesaurus.com!Search for Cannon's theory on Google!Search for Cannon's theory on Wikipedia!

Search