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hyperresponsive

adjective hy·per·re·spon·sive \ -ri-ˈspän(t)-siv \

medical Definition of hyperresponsive

:characterized by an abnormal degree of responsiveness (as to a physical or emotional stimulus)
  • … it makes the tissue much more sensitive (or hyperresponsive) to the original trigger.
  • —Stephen HoffmannThe Harvard Medical School Health LetterMay 1991

hyperresponsiveness

play \-nəs\ noun
    • The presence of airway hyperresponsiveness to exercise suggests lack of control of asthma.
    • —Johnathan A. Leff et al.The New England Journal of Medicine16 July 1998

hyperresponsivity

play \-ri-ˌspän(t)-ˈsiv-ət-ē\ noun plural -ties
    • adrenocortical hyperresponsivity
    • hyperresponsivities to touch and sound

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