stress test

noun

Definition of stress test

: an electrocardiographic test of heart function before, during, and after a controlled period of increasingly strenuous exercise (as on a treadmill)

Examples of stress test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prior to the stress test, the client reclined on an examination table for a resting EKG and blood pressure. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 21 Apr. 2022 Gelfond: The movie industry went through a bigger stress test than anyone could have imagined. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 21 Apr. 2022 Kitchens are put through the ultimate stress test on Thanksgiving, with every appliance and inch of countertop space pushed to the limit. Brenda Richardson, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 The first is that the study represented a serious stress test. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 12 May 2022 That great initial impression is now going to be followed by a 40,000-mile stress test. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 6 May 2022 The screening was comprehensive, including blood tests (cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, etc.), an assessment of body fatness, and a treadmill stress test supervised by a nurse and a cardiologist. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 21 Apr. 2022 The network’s developers had launched a mainnet shadow fork to stress test the new upcoming software. David Pan/bloomberg, Time, 13 Apr. 2022 In the second round of the tournament, UConn faced a physical and mental stress test before beating UCF, 52-47. Dom Amore, courant.com, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stress test

1955, in the meaning defined above

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stress test

noun

Medical Definition of stress test

: an electrocardiographic test of heart function before, during, and after a controlled period of increasingly strenuous exercise (as on a treadmill)

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