depression, back pain, arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, and gastrointestinal disorders. An example of presenteeism might ibe an employee who suffers from depression and so is less able to work effectively. And another example might be the employee with a migraine headache who may have difficulty looking at a computer screen.
In a sense, presenteeism is the opposite of absenteeism, in which the employee does not come to work. The term “presenteeism” was coined by Professor Cary Cooper, a psychologist specializing in organisational management at Manchester University in the UK.
Causing a rise in blood pressure. A pressor base is a substance (chemically classified as a base) capable of raising the blood pressure. A pressor nerve is a nerve that, when stimulated, increases the blood pressure. A pressor reflex is a nerve reflex that constricts arterioles (small blood vessels) and thereby increases the blood pressure. […]
- Pressor substance
A substance that elevates the arterial blood pressure. For example, prostacyclin (prostaglandin PGI2) is a potent pressor substance. In medicine, pressor refers to raising the blood pressure. The word comes from the French verb “presser” meaning “to exert pressure” or “to squeeze.”
- Pressure neuropathy
“Pinching” a nerve by putting too much pressure on it. For example, the sciatic nerve may be painfully compressed by a ruptured disc in the lower spine, causing sciatica. Pressure neuropathy is also called nerve compression. In pressure neuropathy there is excessive pressure on a nerve root or a peripheral nerve leading to ischemia (not […]
- Pressure sore
A sore area of skin that develops when the blood supply to it is cut off for more than two to three hours due to pressure on it and lack of movement. As the skin dies, the pressure sore first appears as a red painful area, which in time turns purple. Left untreated, the skin […]
- Pressure urticaria
An uncommon type of hives (urticaria) that occurs after the skin has been under pressure, often the feet after standing or the buttocks after sitting for a long time or areas where clothing is tight. The hives may begin hours after the pressure on the skin has ceased. The hives last 8 to 72 hours […]