Stress

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mark placing stress on syllables words accent
diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation accent , accent mark
relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch) accent , emphasis , stress
accent indicating stress of a spoken sound acute accent
catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action Adrenalin , adrenaline , epinephrin , epinephrine
mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin adult-onset diabetes , adult-onset diabetes mellitus , ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes , ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes mellitus , ketosis-resistant diabetes , ketosis-resistant diabetes mellitus , mature-onset diabetes , maturity-onset diabetes , maturity-onset
drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity antianxiety agent , ataractic , ataractic agent , ataractic drug , tranquilizer , tranquilliser , tranquillizer
absence of mental stress or anxiety ataraxis , heartsease , peace , peacefulness , peace of mind , repose , serenity
mental disorder caused by stress of active warfare battle fatigue , combat fatigue , combat neurosis , shell shock
branch of medical science that studies the ability of organisms to withstand environmental stress (as in space travel) biomedicine
degree of tension or stress at which something breaks breaking point
(psychology) stress at which a person breaks down or a situation becomes crucial breaking point
steadiness of mind under stress calm , calmness , composure , equanimity
(physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body coefficient of elasticity , elastic modulus , modulus of elasticity
stress- free comfortable
alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it deformation
permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force durability , enduringness , lastingness , strength
change in the electrical properties of the skin in response to stress or anxiety; can be measured either by recording the electrical resistance of the skin or by recording weak currents generated by the body electrical skin response , electrodermal response , Fere phenomenon , galvanic skin response , GSR , psychogalvanic response , Tarchanoff phenomenon
special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g. emphasis
pronounced without stress when preceded by another word enclitic
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