eustress

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noun eu·stress \ˈyü-ˌstres\

Definition of eustress

  1. :  a positive form of stress having a beneficial effect on health, motivation, performance, and emotional well-being … during positive stress (“eustress”), such as a promotion or vacation, feel-good chemicals called endorphins are released. — Tracy Boyd

Origin and Etymology of eustress

eu- + 1stress


First Known Use: 1975


Medical Dictionary

eustress

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noun eu·stress \ˈyü-ˌstres\

Medical Definition of eustress

  1. :  a positive form of stress having a beneficial effect on health, motivation, performance, and emotional well-being


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