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stress

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noun \ˈstres\

Medical Definition of stress

  1. 1a:  a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body or body part; especially :  the intensity of this mutual force commonly expressed in pounds per square inchb:  the deformation caused in a body by such a force

  2. 2a:  a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causationb:  a state of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium

  3. 3:  the force exerted between teeth of the upper and lower jaws during mastication




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stress

transitive verb

Medical Definition of stress

  1. :  to subject to stress <a patient stressed by surgery>





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