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hyperexcitability

Definitions

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  • n. hyperactivity

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An excessive degree of excitability.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ excitability

Examples

  • Even a small amount of high quality dark chocolate eaten by a dog can cause clinical signs such as hyperexcitability and restlessness, vomiting, tremors and convulsions.

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  • Apparently, hyperexcitability and an increase in rate of movement ‘may stem from failure of inhibitory synapses, which are more thermally labile than excitatory ones’ (Costanzo et al. 1999, p. 165; Prosser & Nelson 1981).

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Snapping turtles, part II: hyperexcitability, supercooling, and the inevitable recolonisation of Europe in the Anthropocene

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Like other cold-adapted reptiles and other ectothermic vertebrates, they exhibit behavioural hyperexcitability when chilled (that is, they suddenly become apparently alert and vigorous), and (counter-intuitively) increase the number of movements they make when exposed to really low temperatures.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Those two previous posts covered, respectively, general stuff about taxonomy, evolution and body size (They bite, they grow to huge sizes, they locate human corpses: the snapping turtles, part I), and physiology and distribution (Snapping turtles, part II: hyperexcitability, supercooling and recolonisation of Europe in the Anthropocene).

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • GABA and catecholamine pathways tend to suppress the hyperexcitability of the alcohol withdrawal state….

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • It was known, for example, that TIQs can induce changes in blood pressure and temperature, hyperexcitability leading to withdrawal seizure, and hallucinosis.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • In the sexual reflexes, summation leads to a hyperexcitability by psychic and mechanical stimuli of a specific type which is analogous to the hyperexcitability in Graves 'disease under trauma and fear; the explanation of both conditions is based on the laws of the discharge of energy by phylogenetic association and summation.

    The Origin and Nature of the Emotions: Miscellaneous Papers

  • She chiefly complains of a feeling of weight and pain in the abdomen, caused by the slightest movement, and of a form of pollution (with clitoridian spasms), especially near menstruation, with copious flow of mucus, characteristic pains, and hyperexcitability.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 The Evolution of Modesty; The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity; Auto-Erotism

  • The late Professor Hack, of Freiburg, in 1884, called general medical attention to the intimate connection between the nose and states of nervous hyperexcitability in various parts of the body, although such a connection had been recognized for many centuries in medical literature.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 Sexual Selection In Man

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