Medical Dictionary


noun ten·sion \ˈten-chən\

Medical Definition of TENSION

a :  the act or action of stretching or the condition or degree of being stretched to stiffness <muscular tension> b :  stress 1b
a :  either of two balancing forces causing or tending to cause extension b :  the stress resulting from the elongation of an elastic body
:  inner striving, unrest, or imbalance often with physiological indication of emotion
ten·sion·al \ˈtench-nəl, -ən-əl\ adjective
ten·sion·less \ˈten-chən-ləs\ adjective
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