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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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  • During stress, vagal tone decreases, allowing the heart to speed up and the body to handle the stressor.
  • Often the symptoms of this disorder come on rapidly and without an identifiable stressor.
  • If you can't identify and remove the stressor, you may need to seek professional help.
British Dictionary definitions for stressor

stressor

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

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

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