hypersecretion

noun
hy·​per·​se·​cre·​tion | \ ˌhī-pər-si-ˈkrē-shən How to pronounce hypersecretion (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hyper-secretion

Definition of hypersecretion

: 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 hypersecretion— David N. Orth

First Known Use of hypersecretion

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypersecretion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypersecretion. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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hypersecretion

noun
hy·​per·​se·​cre·​tion | \ -si-ˈkrē-shən How to pronounce hypersecretion (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypersecretion

: excessive production of a bodily secretion (as gastric acid, mucus, or growth hormone)

Other Words from hypersecretion

hypersecrete \ -​si-​ˈkrēt How to pronounce hypersecrete (audio) \ verb hypersecreted; hypersecreting
hypersecretory \ -​ˈsē-​krə-​ˌtȯr-​ē, especially British -​si-​ˈkrēt-​(ə-​)rē How to pronounce hypersecretory (audio) \ adjective

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