a physical, chemical or emotional factor causing mental tension; possible factor in causing disease.
the negative feelings and beliefs that occur whenever people feel they cannot cope with demands from their environment
Relationship to Zinc Requirement"Levels of zinc and other trace minerals were determined in 66 men before and after a five-day period of sustained physical and psychological stress..." Recommendation Test Zinc Levels" Zinc has been shown to counteract some of the adverse effects of stress..."
mental or physical tension or strain.
the physiological response of the body to physical and psychological demands. (558)
The body's reaction to mental or physical challenges.
Stress may mean many things. Is it a symptom, a pointer to an undelying issue, or a physical condition that creates emotional reactions in us? Stress is in fact complex, and deserves careful scrutiny.
A reversible disruption of the normal physiologic activities of a tree.
State of an organism subjected to a stressor; it can take the form of increased autonomic activity and in the long term can cause the breakdown of an organ or development of a mental disorder.
Is a situation in which a person is confronted with an opportunity, constraint or demand in which the outcome is perceived to be uncertain and important.
Organism's physiological and psychological reaction to demands made on it. (191)
The Condition"...When you are under stress, cortisol may literally be eating away at your muscle-building potential..." Relationship to Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance"Stress increases cortisol production; cortisol blockades (competes for) progesterone receptors..." Recommendation Aerobic Exercise"Regular exercise can help reduce elevated levels of hormones (such as cortisol) that are associated with chronic stress..."
A pattern of behavioral and physiological responses to cope with events that match or exceed an organism's abilities. go to glossary index
The effects of psychosocial and environmental factors on physical and mental well-being.
1. Pressure; strain. 2. Any condition that causes mental or physical strain or tension.
Response the chemical changes which occur in the body after surgery
Bodily or mental tension within a person resulting from his or her response to physical, chemical or emotional factors. Stress can refer to physical exertion as well as mental anxiety.
the word originates from the Latin word 'stringere' which means to compress or to draw tight. This would be a good description of how some people experience stress - tight and compressed or pressured. When we perceive ourselves to be threatened in any way, the brain triggers the release of hormones such as adrenaline into the body. The body is then put on full alert, which, in turn, triggers our 'fight or flight' response which is necessary in a primal sense for our physical survival. However, when we are inappropriately stressed, or continuously stressed, this has a detrimental affect on us emotionally, psychologically and physically.
A condition in which the organism is subjected to unfavorable or unfamiliar environmental conditions, resulting in some alteration in normal physical functioning. Short-term stress can often be overcome. Long-term stress can reduce resistance to disease and parasites, inhibit self-healing processes, and reduce life-span.
response of the body to physical or emotional pressure.
the responses of a person to any demands that are sufficient to disturb homeostasis; the stress response tries to keep one's systems in homeostasis.
An emotionally disruptive or upsetting condition occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of affecting physical health which can be characterized by increased heart rate, a rise in blood pressure, muscular tension, irritability and depression. Stress does not cause migraine but can be a migraine "trigger".
The neurophysiological and subjective response to stimuli. In contrast to the common interpretation of the term "stress" as a psychological phenomenon, it should be understood as any real or perceived perturbation of an organism's homeostasis, or state of harmony or balance. Stress may disrupt the function of nerve and even immune cells in the GI tract and in the brain. The central stress system involves the release of chemical stress mediators in the brain, which in turn orchestrate an integrated autonomic, behavioral, neuroendocrine, and pain modulatory response. This biological response in turn will alter the way the brain and the viscera (internal organs such as the gut/intestines) interact, and this altered brain-gut interaction can result in worsening of symptoms in functional GI disorders. For example, stress can increase GI symptoms by changing how the brain controls unwanted and painful sensation.
a physical or chemical factor that causes extra exertion by plants: A stressed plant will not grow as well as a non-stressed plant.
Stress is the psychological, physiological and behavioural response by an individual when they perceive an imbalance between the demands placed upon them and their ability to meet those demands, which, over a period of time, can lead to ill-health.
Any physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, surgical, illness-related, or injury-related factor that necessitates a bodily response or change. Prolonged intensive stress typically brings about profound changes in body function that typically have an adverse effect on health and increase the risk of disease and death.
Any environmental or other factor that weakens a plant, such as drought, insects, or diseases.
often viewed as mental, emotional, bodily and behavioural reactions to conditions that place high demands (appraised as either threatening or challenging) on an individual.
The physical and emotional responses arising when there is a mis-match between the demands of a job and the capabilities/resources of the worker. Such responses are often harmful, leading to health and safety related problems, for example; depression, cardiovascular disease, musculo-skeletal disorders and an increased tendency to be accident-prone. Typical work-related stress factors are cited as fear of job loss, ineffective management, excessive workloads and technological change
the result of an interaction between the environment and an individual whereby the individual appraises the demands of the situation and does not have the resources—physical or intellectual—to deal effectively with these demands.
what people feel when they have too much mental, physical or emotional strain in their lives.
Any event or circumstance that strains or exceeds an individual's ability to cope.
An unpleasant state of arousal in which people perceive the demands of an event as taxing or exceeding their ability to satisfy or alter those demands.
Any emotional, physical, social, economic, or other factor that requires a response or change.
mental or physical tension that results from physical, emotional, or chemical causes.
Employment-related causes of stress include overwork, unrealistic workloads, bullying and harassment, and lack of control over work content, scheduling or environment. Both stress and fatigue cost businesses, for example by lowering productivity and performance; increasing the number of mistakes, accidents and near-misses; increasing employee turnover; increasing absenteeism and sick leave; and lowering motivation and commitment. See Occupational Safety & Health Service.
Stress refers to the way our bodies react to pressures in our internal and external environment. For our nutrition work, what is important is that there are predictable ways in which bodies experience stress. We can measure these through hair analysis and other methods and from this knowledge, know how best to assist the body in coping with its condition.
The physiological response to stimuli. Though the term "stress" is often considered as only a psychological response, it is important to realize that it should be understood as any disturbance of the body's homeostasis that can affect the function of the nervous, endocrine, immune, digestive or any other physiological system.
All factors which tend to render the animal more vulnerable to disease. Stress may be environmental, nutritional, psychic or physical.
English stress "tension" Mean that tenseness state in tectonics, which come into being in a body in the course of the usage of it. Also known as guided pressure.
In psychopathology, the psychological or physical wear-and-tear that, together with a preexisting vulnerability, may lead to mental disorder. See also diathesis-stress conception.
your physical, mental, or emotional response to any unpleasant cause, which may upset the balance of the human body in some way.
Resulting from a situation or experience which overwhelms the individual's typical ways of coping and which usually results in a reaction, either physical or psychological, or both.
A physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes wear, and tear on the body, and mind. Stress can be chronic, and dangerous to health. It can impede thinking, problem solving, and normal physical functioning. Stress can be managed with relaxation.
Can be thought of as exposure to excessive demands which can alter the normal homeostasis or balance of the body system. Accordingly, stress is a nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it. Stress is an important factor in diabetic control because it raises the levels of certain hormones, such as cortisol, which increase blood glucose and promote insulin resistance at the cellular level.
Its effects on physical and mental well being.
the body's response to any demand or challenge. Among other effects, stress results in the flight-or-flight response and the secretion of adrenaline.
Any physical or mental tension that reduces resistance.
Any real or perceived adverse stimulus, physical or psychological, that tends to disturb an individual's homeostasis.
the body's response to any demand made upon it.
the sum of physical and emotional reactions to any stimulus that disturbs the organism's homeostasis
A physiological or psychological response to a stressor beyond what is needed to accomplish a task.
A state that occurs when people encounter events that they perceive as endangering their physical or psychological well-being.
A state of tension put on or in a shipping container by internal chemical action, external mechanical damage or external flames or heat.
In medical terms, 'stress is a physical or psychological stimulus that can produce mental or physiological reactions that may lead to illness.''The American HeritageÂ® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright Â© 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company; see http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/stress hereRon de Kloet E. et al. (2005). "Stress and the brain: from adaptation to disease". Nature Reviews Neuroscience'' 6, 463-475.