hy·​per·​se·​cre·​tion ˌhī-pər-si-ˈkrē-shən How to pronounce hypersecretion (audio)
variants or less commonly hyper-secretion
: excessive production of a bodily secretion (such as gastric acid, mucus, or growth hormone)
The clinical diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome is confirmed by demonstrating cortisol hypersecretionDavid N. Orth

Examples of hypersecretion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Furthermore, people who have been on PPIs for a prolonged period and suddenly stopping use can result in a rebound of acid hypersecretion and worsening heartburn or GERD symptoms, Rich added. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 21 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypersecretion was in 1843

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“Hypersecretion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypersecretion. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


hy·​per·​se·​cre·​tion -si-ˈkrē-shən How to pronounce hypersecretion (audio)
: excessive production of a bodily secretion (as gastric acid, mucus, or growth hormone)
hypersecrete verb
hypersecreted; hypersecreting
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