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the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)


Anything, internal or external, which applies psychological pressure on an individual.

stress response

the physical and psychological changes due to a stressor


A person's constantly changing cognitive and psychological efforts to manage stressful situations.


Positive Stress


negative stress

fight or flight response

physiological arousal response in which the body prepares to combat or escape a real or perceived theat



genral adaptation syndrome

the pattern followed in the physiological reponse to stress, consisting of alarm, resistance, and exdaustion phases


a condition in which a person feels overly pressured by demands


exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation, usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration

background distressors

Environmental stressors of which people are often unaware.


the interpreation and evaluation of nformation provided to the brain by the sense

suicidal ideation

A desire to die and thought about suicide


increased body weight in relation to height

body mass index

a techniqu of weitght assessent based on the relationship of the weight to height


weight disorder characterized by an accumulation of fat beyond that cnsidered normal for a person based on age, sex, and body type


strong desire for something (not food or drink)


a feeling of craving something



basal metabolic rate

body's resting rate of energy expenditure of the body under resting conditions at normal room temperature


unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure

resting metabolic rate

the energy expenture of the body under BMR conditions plus other daily sedntary activites

exercise metabolic rate

the energy expenture that occur during exercise


diets with a daliy calorie value of 400 to 700 calories


negative or unfair attitdues or actions stemming romprejudice

anorexia nervosa

a disorder of self-starvation to the extreme

bulimia nervosa

an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by inappropriate measures, such as puring, to prevent weight gain

binge eating disorder

eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge eating, without excessive measures to prevent weight gain

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