hyperkinesis

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noun hy·per·ki·ne·sis \-ˈnē-səs\

Definition of hyperkinesis

  1. 1 :  abnormally increased and sometimes uncontrollable activity or muscular movements

  2. 2 :  a condition especially of childhood characterized by hyperactivity

Origin and Etymology of hyperkinesis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1855


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hyperkinesis

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noun hy·per·ki·ne·sis \-ˈnē-səs\

Medical Definition of hyperkinesis

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

  2. 2:  a condition especially of childhood characterized by hyperactivity


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