hypersecretion

noun hy·per·se·cre·tion \ ˌhī-pər-si-ˈkrē-shən \
variants: or less commonly hyper-secretion
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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


Medical Dictionary

hypersecretion

noun hy·per·se·cre·tion \ -si-ˈkrē-shən \

medical Definition of hypersecretion

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

hypersecrete

play \-si-ˈkrēt\ verb hypersecreted; hypersecreting

hypersecretory

\-ˈsē-krə-ˌtȯr-ē, esp British -si-ˈkrēt-(ə-)rē\ adjective

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hypersecretion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or being an oracle

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman-tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!