Revista Cubana de Hematología, Inmunología y Hemoterapia
versão On-line ISSN 1561-2996
SANCHEZ SEGURA, Miriam; GONZALEZ GARCIA, René Marcos; COS PADRON, Yanelkys e MACIAS ABRAHAM, Consuelo. Stress and immune system. Rev Cubana Hematol Inmunol Hemoter [online]. 2007, vol.23, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2996.
In the last years, the study of the interaction among behaviour, neural and endocrine function and the immune processes, has developed an interdisciplinary research field. When the homeostatic balance in the living organisms is disturbed by deficiency or excess of stimuli, to which the organism is able to adjust, a generally multifactorial stress is produced. The interactions between the nervous system and the immune system, as well as the influences of psychological stress on immunity, both in animals and humans, are reviewed.
Palavras-chave : Stress; immune system; neuroendocrine system; sympathetic nervous system; psychoneuroimmunology; cytokine.