from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In pathology, a condition characterized by extreme excitement of all the vital phenomena.
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Wherever the electro-vital fluid is in _excess_, producing hypersthenia -- too much vital action -- the part is morbidly _positive_; and, excepting sometimes in the stomach and bowels, the B D current, of medium force, directed to that part under the negative pole, will produce _sharp pain_.
The former class comprises every variety and phase of hypersthenia, and the latter, every sort and degree of anæsthesia, or rather, of azoödynamia.
Persons who chatter about the necessity of awaiting inspirational hypersthenia don't know what the business of being an artist is.
Steeped in superstition, hypersthenia, God to her was a man -- her lover.