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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OUTCOMES MEASURED The sensitivity, specificity, LR+, and LR- were calculated for examination of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries ("composite" examination and Lachman, anterior drawer, and lateral pivot shift maneuvers), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries ("general" examination and posterior drawer and abduction stress test maneuvers), and for meniscus injuries (joint line tenderness, presence of joint effusion, and the McMurray and medial-lateral grind tests).
The abduction stress test may be useful for evaluating PCL injuries but the posterior drawer test has not been evaluated.