hyperresponsive

adjective hy·per·re·spon·sive \ ˌhī-pər-ri-ˈspän(t)-siv \
variants: or hyper-responsive
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hyperresponsive

: characterized by an abnormal degree of responsiveness (as to a physical or emotional stimulus)
  • The biochemical barrage, which would be helpful were it directed at a foreign invader, provokes sustained inflammation of the airway lining. And, perversely, it makes the tissue much more sensitive (or hyperresponsive) to the original trigger.
  • —Stephen Hoffmann
  • Studies … have shown a hyperresponsive amygdala and impaired inhibition from the prefrontal cortex during tasks involving exposure to facial expressions, reactions to emotionally charged words, and interpersonal cooperation.
  • —John G. Gunderson

hyperresponsiveness

play \ˌhī-pər-ri-ˈspän(t)-siv-nəs\ or hyper-responsiveness noun
    • Measurements of airway hyperresponsiveness, although not sufficiently sensitive or specific to provide a definite diagnosis of asthma, are closely correlated with clinical assessments of the presence and severity of the disease.
    • —M. R. Sears et al.

hyperresponsivity

play \ˌhī-pər-ri-ˌspän(t)-ˈsi-və-tē\ or hyper-responsivity noun
    • bronchial hyperresponsivity

First Known Use of hyperresponsive

1891


Medical Dictionary

hyperresponsive

adjective hy·per·re·spon·sive \ -ri-ˈspän(t)-siv \

medical Definition of hyperresponsive

: characterized by an abnormal degree of responsiveness (as to a physical or emotional stimulus)
  • … it makes the tissue much more sensitive (or hyperresponsive) to the original trigger.
  • —Stephen HoffmannThe Harvard Medical School Health LetterMay 1991

hyperresponsiveness

play \-nəs\ noun
    • The presence of airway hyperresponsiveness to exercise suggests lack of control of asthma.
    • —Johnathan A. Leff et al.The New England Journal of Medicine16 July 1998

hyperresponsivity

play \-ri-ˌspän(t)-ˈsiv-ət-ē\ noun plural -ties
    • adrenocortical hyperresponsivity
    • hyperresponsivities to touch and sound

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