hypersecretion

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

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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

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