What does stressor mean?

Definitions for stressor
ˈstrɛs ər, -ɔrstres·sor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stressor(noun)

    any agent that causes stress to an organism


  1. stressor(Noun)

    An environmental condition or influence that stresses (i.e. causes stress for) an organism.


  1. Stressor

    A stressor is a chemical or biological agent, environmental condition, external stimulus or an event that causes stress to an organism. The word "stress" is from estrecier, to tighten. An event that triggers the stress response may include: ⁕environmental stressors ⁕daily stress events ⁕life changes ⁕workplace stressors ⁕chemical stressors ⁕social stressor Stressors have physical, chemical and mental responses inside of the body. Physical stressor produce mechanical stresses on skin, bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that cause tissue deformation and in extreme cases tissue failure. Chemical stresses also produce biomechanical responses associated with metabolism and tissue repair. Physical stressors may produce pain and impair work performance. Chronic pain and impairment requiring medical attention may result from extreme physical stressor or if there is not sufficient recovery time between successive exposures.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stressor in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stressor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of stressor in a Sentence

  1. Mary Rosser:

    Any kind of stressor can cause your period to become off, but when the stressful issueis resolved, your cycleshould return to normal.

  2. Louis Bravo:

    Being a sniper is in fact different than just being infantry, it's an added stressor as everyone expects more from you. Or that every sniper should be able to perform at Hollywood level because they saw Mark Wahlberg in 'Shooter.'.

  3. Parveen Garg:

    Burnout can be any sort of stressor -- it doesn't necessarily have to be work, it can be personal stress, home or family tension. It's anyone who is chronically stressed and who suffers from chronic exhaustion.

  4. Mischa Peterson:

    They provide support not just for kids but patients of all ages. They normalize the environment, that's usually the first and biggest stressor, just a new environment -- medical equipment everywhere, doctors.

  5. Mary Ellen Rose:

    When you’re happy and healthy, you’re more productive, but for people who are high anxiety, monitoring every little thing becomes a stressor.

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