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Stress

Definition(s)

A pathological process resulting from the reaction of the body to external forces and abnormal conditions that tend to disturb the organism's homeostasis.

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

Refers to the emotional, psychological, or physical effects as well as the sources of agitation, strain, tension, or pressure. Used for both human and animal populations.

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

The biological response to noxious, demanding, or unpleasant stimuli or conditions; do not confuse stress with stressor, which is the stimulus.

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

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 27, 2014