oxidative stress

noun

: physiological stress on the body that is caused by the cumulative damage done by free radicals inadequately neutralized by antioxidants and that is held to be associated with aging

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“Oxidative stress.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oxidative%20stress. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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