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adaptation diseases

 

Definition: diseases falling theoretically into the Selye concept of the general-adaptation syndrome. The courses of these diseases lay within the organism's excessive and prolonged or deficient (maladaptive) responses to stressors.

See Also: adaptation syndrome of Selye

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