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hypervigilance

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noun hy·per·vig·i·lance \-ˈvij-ə-lən(t)s\

Medical Definition of hypervigilance

  1. :  the condition of maintaining an abnormal awareness of environmental stimuli <a person suffering from PTSD may have…hypervigilance, heightened startle responses and flashbacks—Ellen L. Bassuk et al>

hypervigilant

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