hypermetabolism

noun hy·per·me·tab·o·lism \ ˌhī-pər-mə-ˈta-bə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of hypermetabolism

: metabolism at an increased or excessive rate
  • The drugs inhibit the function of hormones such as epinephrine and other so-called catecholamines, already known to play a major role in posttraumatic hypermetabolism.
  • —B. Harder

hypermetabolic

play \ˌhī-pər-ˌme-tə-ˈbä-lik\ adjective
    • hypermetabolic activity in the enlarged lymph nodes
    • a hypermetabolic mass

First Known Use of hypermetabolism

1897

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hypermetabolism

noun hy·per·me·tab·o·lism \ -mə-ˈtab-ə-ˌliz-əm \

medical Definition of hypermetabolism

: metabolism at an increased or excessive rate

hypermetabolic

play \-ˌmet-ə-ˈbäl-ik\ adjective
    • hypermetabolic states
    • a hypermetabolic mass

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