Medical Dictionary

stress

10 ENTRIES FOUND:

1stress

noun \ˈstres\

Definition of STRESS

1
a :  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 inch b :  the deformation caused in a body by such a force
2
a :  a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation b :  a state of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium
3
:  the force exerted between teeth of the upper and lower jaws during mastication
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