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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. any factor that threatens the health of the body or has an adverse effect on its functioning, such as injury, disease, overwork, or worry. The existence of one form of...

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in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 27 words.

In physics, internal tension in a material. Tensile stress stretches an object, compressive stress squeezes it and shearing stress twists

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Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 32 words.

Any factor that imposes physical, physiological, or psychological stress on an individual. In health and medicine a stressor is anything

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Stress

Sanjay Govindjee.

in Engineering Mechanics of Deformable Solids

October 2012; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Condensed Matter Physics. 6552 words.

This chapter extends the concept of average normal stress to include average shear stress, and then proceeds to expose the reader to stress at a point in three dimensions and equilibrium in...

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Stress

Matthew K. Gordon.

in Phonological Typology

April 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 16283 words.

This chapter explores the typology of stress systems, including weight-insensitive and weight-sensitive (quantity-sensitive) stress. Typological asymmetries in the location of stress and...

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Stress

James Campbell Quick.

in Management

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management. 14570 words.

Stress is the overarching term referring to the causes (demands or stressors), consequences (distress and eustress), and modifiers of the psychophysiological (mind-body) response that was...

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David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 172 words.

An aspect of *motivation that results from specific internal or external stimuli, called stressors. These can really only

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stress

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 172 words.

An aspect of motivation that results from specific internal or external stimuli, called stressors. These can really only be

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stress

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 62 words.

The force applied to a unit area of a substance measured in newtons per square metre. Compressive stress crushes the

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Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 60 words.

The force applied to a unit area of a substance measured in newtons per square metre. Compressive stress crushes the

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Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 61 words.

The force per unit area across a surface of a body. Different types of stress are shear, tensile and compressive,

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Lizzie Barmes.

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 497 words.

There are two central questions about the legal response to stress. First, can compensation be claimed for the wrongful infliction

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stress

Marianne Frankenhaeuser.

in The Oxford Companion to the Mind

January 2004; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 1251 words.

Why has the problem of stress become a major issue of our time? Can it really be that life conditions

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stress

Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 61 words.

The force per unit area across a surface of a body. Different types of stress are shear, tensile and compressive, and all bodies undergo it. As with elastic strings and springs most bodies...

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stress

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The relative emphasis given in pronunciation to a syllable, in loudness, pitch, or duration (or some combination of these). The term is usually interchangeable with accent, although some...

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stress

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 24 words.

An applied force over a given area of a material that produces a strain. The SI units for stress are N m...

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Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 354 words.

1. Stress ‘at a point’ (i.e. over a volume of material that is very small compared with that of the

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Jaap M. Koolhaas, Sietse F. de Boer and Bauke Buwalda.

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

September 2004; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience. 5722 words.

This chapter examines stress models in the rat using the biology of the rat and its natural defense mechanisms as a starting point. It focuses on tests that explore the capacity of rats to...

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stress

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. any factor that threatens the health of the body or has an adverse effect on its functioning, such as injury, disease, overwork, or worry. The existence of one form of...

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stress

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

The force applied to a unit area of a substance measured in newtons per square metre. Compressive stress crushes the rock; see Bunds (2001) GSA Bull. 113, 7. Tensile stress is a force which...

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Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 60 words.

A physiological condition produced by excessive pressures that are detrimental to the organism. The pressures may be environmental, or in animals psychological, in origin. Stress usually...

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