\stɹˈɛs tˈɛsts], \stɹˈɛs tˈɛsts], \s_t_ɹ_ˈɛ_s t_ˈɛ_s_t_s]\
Definitions of STRESS TESTS
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Controlled physical activity, more strenuous than at rest, which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used. The intensity of exercise is often graded, using criteria such as rate of work done, oxygen consumption, and heart rate.
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