domino effect of chemicals

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Hi. I'm not sure I understand the phrase "domino effect of chemicals".

Specific thought patterns affect our bodies in predictable
ways, releasing certain chemicals in response to each emotion.
When fear is your dominant mood over a long period of time, the
constant release of stress hormones, specifically cortisol, triggers
a domino effect of chemicals that lead to heart disease, weight
gain, and depression. (All is Well, Louise Hay)

Does "domino effect of chemicals" mean that other chemicals (apart from cortisol) are released into the body?
  • wandle

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    English - British
    It means that one chemical triggers another, which triggers another, and so on, like a row of dominos falling, each hitting the next.
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