stressor stressor  /ˈstrɛ sər/


  • (n) any agent that causes stress to an organism


  • Brain Handles Stress Better When Bodies Are Exercised

    April Flowers for - Your Universe Online A new study led by Princeton University reveals physical activity reorganizes the brain so that its response to stress is decreased. This makes anxiety less likely to interfere with normal brain function. The findings, published in The Journal of Neuroscience , show when regularly exercised mice experienced a stressor -- for example, exposure ...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: redOrbit

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  1. "It is a de-stressor for sure because I feel more confident with whatever situation I'm put into," Hollingsworth explained. "I can take a deep breathe and say 'I remember this is what happened last time and how to deal with it.' Or it might...
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Mellisa Hollingsworth-Richards Source: 660 News

  2. "Decades of weakened summer monsoon rainfall, punctuated by abrupt and extreme wet episodes that likely brought severe flooding that damaged flood-control infrastructure, must now be considered an additional, important, and significant stressor...
    on Mar 29, 2010 By: St Brendan Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "The other factors are not a significant stressor to the polar bear," Myers said, responding to a question about subsistence hunting and oil development. "Loss of sea ice is the controlling factor."
    on Sep 8, 2007 By: Mark Myers Source: (registration)

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