hyperkinesis

noun
hy·per·ki·ne·sis | \ˌhī-pər-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī-\

Definition of hyperkinesis 

1 : abnormally increased and sometimes uncontrollable activity or muscular movements

2 : a condition especially of childhood characterized by hyperactivity

First Known Use of hyperkinesis

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hyperkinesis

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hyperkinesis

noun
hy·per·ki·ne·sis | \-ˈnē-səs \

Medical Definition of hyperkinesis 

1 : abnormally increased and sometimes uncontrollable activity or muscular movements : hyperactivity — compare hypokinesia

2 : a condition especially of childhood characterized by hyperactivity

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