Definition of hyperresponsive
- 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
hyperresponsivenessplay \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.
hyperresponsivityplay \ˌhī-pər-ri-ˌspän(t)-ˈsi-və-tē\ or hyper-responsivity noun
- bronchial hyperresponsivity