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The impact of psychosocial and emotional stress on child growth and development
Benešovská, Stáňa ; Sedlak, Petr (advisor) ; Kalvachová, Božena (referee)
Chronic exposure to stress in humans causes a stress response in the body. Its task is to maintain homeostasis and protect the body from damage. Stress has been shown to adversely affect nervous and endocrine regulatory mechanisms. Closer attention is paid to the effect on the reproductive, thyroid and somatotropic axis. The aim of this work is to summarize the basic knowledge about the impact of psychosocial and emotional stress on the postnatal growth and development of the child and describe the related pathophysiological processes.

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