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stressor

[stres-er, -awr] /ˈstrɛs ər, -ɔr/
noun
1.
an activity, event, or other stimulus that causes stress.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; stress + -or2
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  • It has evolved over the millennia as the body's physical and emotional response to external stimuli, or stressors.
  • Furthermore, this gene therapy was able to prevent the expansion of neurons in the amygdala after repeated stressors.
  • By charting moods over time, it can be easier to spot stressors.
  • Time away from the source of stressors helps regather crashed emotional resources, such as a sense of mastery and social support.
  • But the truth is that stressors of a wide variety await new brothers and sisters of the faculty.
  • We propose that this rapid migration into new habitats selected for individuals with low reactivity to novel stressors.
  • My guess is that it probably has not been under any particular stressors that cause changes.
  • But in the short run, it means that the plants are less healthy and are stunted and more vulnerable to stressors such as droughts.
  • Users can also chart their scores over time, looking for particular stressors of anxiety, depression or happiness.
  • All the stressors, day in and day out, take their toll.
British Dictionary definitions for stressors

stressor

/ˈstrɛsə/
noun
1.
an event, experience, etc, that causes stress
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Word Origin and History for stressors

stressor

n.

1950, agent noun in Latin form from stress (v.).

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