EpicentRx Word of the Week: Eustress

Apr 23, 2024

“I stress. You stress. We all scream for eustress.”





Definition (noun): a positive or beneficial form of stress. It is the opposite of distress or negative stress.

Pronunciation: yoo-stress

Example sentences:
“Exercise is a form of eustress.”
“Exposure to RRx-001 (nibrozetone) appears to increase physical and mental functioning and fitness such that it is often regarded to be a eustressful agent.”

Word Origin:
Endocrinologist Hans Selye introduced the word in 1976, having combined the Greek prefix eu- meaning “good,” and the English word stress, to mean “good stress.”