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Oxidative stress

Definition(s)

Damage to biological tissues caused by superoxide and other free radicals generated as a result of intoxication, antimicrobial cellular immunity, metabolic abnormality, or "normal" aging; do not confuse with hypoxia or hyperoxia.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Physiological stress on the body that is caused by the cumulative damage done by free radicals inadequately neutralized by antioxidants and that is held to be associated with aging.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 21, 2014