BIOLOGICAL STRESS

n. any condition that puts pressure and makes demands on both the physical and psychological defense system of a living organism. It can be triggered by a change in temperature (hot/cold), an injury that leads to disability (temporary/permanent), or the onset of disease (acute/chronic).

BIOLOGICAL STRESS: "Any form of pressure that gets an organism's defenses up and threatens its very existence can be called a biological stress."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BIOLOGICAL STRESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/biological-stress/ (accessed March 16, 2020).
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