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View in Spanish: Estrés oxidativo

Oxidative stress (OK-sih-DAY-tiv )
A condition in which antioxidant levels are lower than normal. Antioxidant levels are usually measured in blood plasma.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.