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hyperreactive

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adjective hy·per·re·ac·tive \-rē-ˈak-tiv\
variants: also

hyper–reactive

Medical Definition of hyperreactive

  1. :  having or showing abnormally high sensitivity to stimuli Because of their association with the trauma, many victims seem to be hyperreactive to sounds and sights other children don't respond to.—Kate McGraw, The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 29 Apr. 2009 Interior surface cells of the bronchial passages were destroyed and the airways became hyper-reactive to outside stimuli.—Harold M. Schmeck, Jr., The New York Times, 31 Jan. 1989

hyperreactivity

\-(ˌ)rē-ˌak-ˈtiv-ət-ē\play also

hyper–reactivity

noun plural

hyperreactivities

bronchial hyperreactivity

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