Researchers have further elucidated the calcium channels activated in the fight or flight response, the body's response to stress and acutely dangerous situations. Calcium plays a role in skeletal and cardiac muscle function, which are both affected by the stress response. Mediated by beta-adrenergic receptors, the broad calcium channel response allows quicker reflexes. Read more about the recent findings on the role of calcium channels in the fight or flight response.
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