hyperfunction

noun
hy·per·func·tion | \ˈhī-pər-ˌfəŋ(k)-shən \

Definition of hyperfunction 

: excessive activity or function (as of a bodily part) pituitary hyperfunction hyperfunction of the adrenal cortex

Other Words from hyperfunction

hyperfunctional \ˌhī-pər-ˈfəŋ(k)-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl \ adjective
hyperfunctional salivary glands
hyperfunctioning \ˌhī-pər-ˈfəŋ(k)-sh(ə-)niŋ \ noun
… dopaminergic hyperfunctioning has been suggested as a cause of schizophrenia. — Richard J. Beninger et al.

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1819, in the meaning defined above

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hyperfunction

noun
hy·per·func·tion | \-ˌfəŋ(k)-shən \

Medical Definition of hyperfunction 

: excessive activity or function pituitary hyperfunction

Other Words from hyperfunction

hyperfunctional \-ˌfəŋ(k)-shnəl, -shən-ᵊl \ adjective
hyperfunctional adrenal glands
hyperfunctioning \-sh(ə-)niŋ \ noun
… dopaminergic hyperfunctioning has been suggested as a cause of schizophrenia. — Richard J. Beninger et al., Science, 17 June 1983

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