eustress

noun
eu·​stress | \ˈyü-ˌstres \

Definition of eustress 

: 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

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Understandably, people have been happy to pay money in exchange for doing it for centuries, and there is no sign of any waning in the appreciation of a bit of eustress. Richard Stephens, Smithsonian, "The History and Psychology of Roller Coasters," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of eustress

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eustress

eu- + stress entry 1

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eustress

noun
eu·​stress | \ˈyü-ˌstres \

Medical Definition of eustress 

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

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