The Coagulation Cascade

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.---Winston Churchill 

The mammalian stress mechanism (MSM) is analogous to the "coagulation cascade" that was described during the era of stress research. The "intrinsic pathway" of the coagulation cascade corresponds to the capillary gate component of the MSM, and the "extrinsic pathway" of the coagulation cascade corresponds to the tissue repair component of the MSM. Both schemes generate thrombin, soluble fibrin, and insoluble fibrin. The MSM incorporates fresh information that clarifies the relationships of cascade enzymes with tissue repair and nervous activity, and thereby enables a unified theory that explains physiology, pathology, stress, and their relationships.  By Joe D - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1983833