Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, abnormal amount of muscular action; spasmodic action; spasm. Also hyperkinesia, hypercinesia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Abnormally increased muscular movement; spasm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Abnormally increased and sometimes uncontrollable activity or muscular movements.
  • noun A condition especially of childhood characterized by hyperactivity.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ kinesis

Examples

  • The concept of "hyperkinesis" or "brain injury" is a hypothesis, an inference, as Einstein put it, a "construct," and it is the first duty of those making such a hypothesis to provide some answer to such critical questions.

    Hyperkinetic Children

  • His uneasiness about attributing the cause of "hyperkinesis" to brain damage is also well founded.

    Hyperkinetic Kids (cont'd)

  • Or, if we prefer a genetic theory, we could argue that "hyperkinesis" may be a sex-linked or sex-influenced disorder.

    Hyperkinetic Kids (cont'd)

  • Abner was one step ahead of her, shifting his weight uncomfortably from one foot to another: a touch of hyperkinesis.

    Achille's Choice

  • Over its relatively short lifetime, what is now popularly known as hyperactivity has had more than forty names, including learning disability, impulse disorder, hyperkinesis, and minimal brain dysfunction.

    You’re a Better Parent Than You Think!

  • Over its relatively short lifetime, what is now popularly known as hyperactivity has had more than forty names, including learning disability, impulse disorder, hyperkinesis, and minimal brain dysfunction.

    You’re a Better Parent Than You Think!

  • Psychiatrists estimate that hyperkinesis is prevalent in perhaps 4 percent of all elementary schoolchildren, yet educators have estimated the number at 15 to 20 percent.

    Hyperkinesis cont'd.

  • What is new is that diagnosis and treatment of "hyperactivity," "hyperkinesis," "minimal brain dysfunction," etc., are rapidly spreading throughout the public school systems of the country.

    Hyperkinesis cont'd.

  • It cannot, however, be too strongly emphasized that chronic inflammation of the colon and rectum results in hyperkinesis (excessive muscular irritability) and contraction of the diseased portion invaded, thereby retarding or preventing the passage of feces and gases.

    Intestinal Ills Chronic Constipation, Indigestion, Autogenetic Poisons, Diarrhea, Piles, Etc. Also Auto-Infection, Auto-Intoxication, Anemia, Emaciation, Etc. Due to Proctitis and Colitis

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