Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An abnormal increase in muscular activity.
  • noun Hyperactivity, especially in children.

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  • noun hyperkinesis

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[hyper– + Greek kīnēsis, movement (from kīnein, to move; see keiə- in Indo-European roots) + –ia.]

Examples

  • (iv) the central and the peripheral nervous system (giving loss of appetite, hyperkinesia, aggressiveness and in severe cases encephalopathy; in industrial workers symptoms like wrist and foot drop - 'palsy' - are seen).

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