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stres·sor

 (strĕs′ər)
n.
An agent, condition, or other stimulus that causes stress to an organism.
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stressor

(ˈstrɛsə)
n
an event, experience, etc, that causes stress
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stres•sor

(ˈstrɛs ər, -ɔr)

n.
a stimulus causing stress.
[1950–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stressor - any agent that causes stress to an organism
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
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Translations

stressor

[ˈstrɛsər] n (= stress factor) → facteur m de stressstress pattern nschéma m accentuelstress-related [ˌstrɛsrɪˈleɪtɪd] adj [illness] → lié(e) au stress
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stressor

n estresor m
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The light at night on itself might not have too much of a negative effect on its own, however, since wildlife rarely encounter just one stressor in their natural habitat, the combination of light pollution with additional stressors may have negative impacts on amphibian populations, researchers explained.
This study was focused on medical students as preliminary attempt to identify stressors and level of stress by Medical Student Stressor questionnaire (MSSQ) and scoring on it.
Stress levels were assessed using medical student stressor questionnaire (MSSQ) [7] which is a validated instrument to identify sources of stress in medical students.
'Beaching of the sardine [indicates that] there is a stressor at sea,' she said, adding that 'it is a bad omen more than an indicator of abundance.'
Leger, Ph.D., from the University of California, Irvine, and colleagues examined the correlation between negative affect that lingers a day after a minor stressor and health-related outcomes.
Procedures--Using grounded theory analysis, 3 researchers inductively analyzed written survey responses concerning respondents' main practice-related stressors. In 5 iterations, responses were individually coded and categorized, and a final list of practice-related stressor categories and subcategories was iteratively and collaboratively developed until theoretical and analytic saturation of the data was achieved.
The sources of stress or stressor in this study are measured from ASSET (An Organisational Stress Screening Tool) [11] Model of Stress.
In Table 1, the chi square outcomes for binge drinking by each stressor are also noted.
In other words, he established the fact that stress response to a stressor is wear and tear of the body.
For each pair of a work stressor and a coping strategy, two models were tested and compared: (1) a model without an interaction factor and (2) a model with an interaction factor.
They theorize that, "stress is not a direct response to a stressor but rather one's resources and ability to cope mediate the stress response and are amenable to change, thus allowing stress to be controllable".