hyperstimulation

noun hy·per·stim·u·la·tion \ ˌhī-pər-ˌstim-yə-ˈlā-shən \
variants: or hyper-stimulation

Definition of hyperstimulation

: excessive or extreme stimulation : the act or process of excessively stimulating something or someone
  • The donors were fertile women who underwent controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and … ultrasound-directed aspiration of oocytes for the sole purpose of donation.
  • —Mark V. Sauer et al.

hyperstimulate

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈstim-yə-ˌlāt\ or hyper-stimulate transitive verb hyperstimulated or hyper-stimulated; hyperstimulating or hyper-stimulating
    • … the estrogen does indeed hyperstimulate the ovaries, sometimes causing the egg follicles to enlarge to almost cyst-like proportions.
    • —Natalie Angier

hyperstimulating

or hyper-stimulating adjective
    • Several grown-ups said their children were at first overwhelmed by the party's hyperstimulating environment.
    • —Cynthia Rupe

First Known Use of hyperstimulation

1834

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hyperstimulation

noun hy·per·stim·u·la·tion \ -ˌstim-yə-ˈlā-shən \

medical Definition of hyperstimulation

: excessive or increased stimulation
  • The donors were fertile women who underwent controlled ovarian hyperstimulation
  • —Mark V. Sauer et al.The New England Journal of Medicine25 Oct. 1990

hyperstimulate

play \-ˈstim-yə-ˌlāt\ verb hyperstimulated; hyperstimulating
    • … the estrogen does indeed hyperstimulate the ovaries, sometimes causing the egg follicles to enlarge to almost cyst-like proportions.
    • —Natalie AngierThe New York Times24 May 1994

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