stress test

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stress test

n.
1. A graded test to measure an individual's heart rate and oxygen intake while undergoing strenuous physical exercise, as on a treadmill.
2. A test performed on a system or organization to determine its susceptibility to failure under various conditions.

stress test

n
(Economics) a simulation designed to show how a person or thing functions when affected by adverse circumstances
vb
(Economics) (tr) to test (a person or thing) in this way

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n.
a test of cardiovascular health made by recording heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, and other parameters while a person undergoes physical exertion.
[1970–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stress test - a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress
assay, check - an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
treadmill test - a stress test in which the patient walks on a moving treadmill while the heart and breathing rates are monitored
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Rapid and severe adverse reaction to adenosine during a pharmacological stress test for a myocardial perfusion scan.
Results of a pharmacological stress test with myocardial perfusion imaging were abnormal, with demonstration of anterior wall stress-induced ischemia.
Three other separate research studies evaluating the effects of dipyridamole on the elderly stated that pharmacological stress tests are safe in the elderly, including patients older than 75 years.

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