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Definition of Hyperkinesia
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Medical Definition of Hyperkinesia
1. Abnormally increased motor function or activity, hyperactivity. Origin: Gr. Kinesis = motion This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)
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Literary usage of Hyperkinesia
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1. Elements of therapeutics and practice according to the dosimetric system by A. J. d' Oliveira Castro (1888)
"hyperkinesia, Cardiac (Palpitations of the Heart).—Exaggeration in the number or the force of .the cardiac pulsations constitutes hyperkinesia. ..."
2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"The nosological boundaries of this group of cases characterized by hyperkinesia being so unsatisfactory and indefinite, we have good reason to thank Ziehen ..."
3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The drug produced dose-dependent (0.15-0.60 mg/kg sc) increases in locomotor activity, hyperkinesia and stereotyped sniffing. The effects produced by 0.6 ..."
4. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"A term for excessive mental irritability. hyperkinesia ... A synonym of Impulsive Insanity (Clouston). hyperkinesia HYSTERICA ..."
5. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1888)
"Enlargement and expansion, usually accompanied by attenuation of the cornea, though formerly it was thought to be thickened. hyperkinesia. ..."