general-adaptation syndrome

n.

A syndrome in which non-specific reactions of organisms to stress can be grouped into three stages: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion.

Nearby words

  1. general store,
  2. general strike,
  3. general synod,
  4. general theory of relativity,
  5. general will,
  6. general-obligation bond,
  7. general-purpose,
  8. generalcy,
  9. generalisation,
  10. generalise


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