Stress may refer to:

Science and medicine

  • Stress (biology), an organism's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition
  • Stress (linguistics), relative emphasis or prominence given to a syllable in a word, or to a word in a phrase or sentence
  • Stress (mechanics), the internal forces that neighboring particles of a continuous material exert on each other
  • Occupational stress, stress related to one's job
  • Psychological stress, a feeling of strain and pressure
  • Surgical stress, systemic response to surgical injury

    Arts, entertainment, and media


    Groups and labels

  • Stress (Brazilian band), a Brazilian heavy metal band
  • Stress (British band), a British rock band
  • Stress (pop rock band), an early 1980s melodic rock band from San Diego


  • Stress (Anonymus album), 1997
  • Stress (Daddy Freddy album), 1991
  • Stress (Stress album), self-titled album by Brazilian band Stress
  • Stress: The Extinction Agenda, 1994 album by Organized Konfusion


  • "Stress" (Justice song), 2007 song by Justice
  • "Stress" (Odd Børre song), 1968 song by Odd Børre
  • "Stress", a song by Godsmack from Godsmack
  • "Stress", a 2000 song by Jim's Big Ego

    Other music

  • Stress (music), a type of emphasis placed on a particular note or set of notes

    Other arts, entertainment, and media

  • Stress (card game), a card game
  • Stress (journal), a medical journal
  • "Stress" (The Unit), an episode of the television series The Unit

    Other uses

  • Stress (record producer) (born 1979), artistic name of Can Canatan, Swedish musician and record producer
  • Stress (musician) (born 1977), hip hop singer from Switzerland
  • Stress (font), varying stroke widths of a font