n. the responsiveness of an individual's cardiovascular system to triggers such as stress. This is measured through the degree of change in cardiovascular responses like elevation in blood pressure, increase in heart rate, and oxygenation of blood.

CARDIOVASCULAR REACTIVITY: "Cardiovascular reactivity implies that stressors do elicit a certain type and degree of cardiovascular response."
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