Definitions for "Allostatic load"
A maladaptive condition based in neurochemical reactions that reflect prolonged exposure to unpredictable stressors.
The physiological costs of chronic exposure to the neural or neuroendocrine stress response. Allostatic load specifically refers to a composite index of indicators of cumulative strain on multiple organs and tissues. Accumulates via the wear and tear associated with acute shifts in physiologic activity in response to negative stimuli.