Selye

[ zel-ye ]
/ ˈzɛl yɛ /

noun

Hans, 1907–82, Canadian physician and medical educator, born in Austria.

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Selye
[ sĕlyĕ, zĕl- ]
Hans Hugo Bruno 1907-1982

Austrian-born Canadian physician who studied the physiological and biochemical results of stress and anxiety. He developed the general-adaptation syndrome as a means of expressing the reactions of the body to systemic stress.
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