Definition of Hyperkinesis

1. n. Abnormally increased muscular movement; spasm.



Definition of Hyperkinesis

1. Noun. Abnormally increased and sometimes uncontrollable activity or muscular movements. ¹

2. Noun. A condition especially of childhood characterized by hyperactivity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hyperkinesis

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Medical Definition of Hyperkinesis

1. Abnormally increased muscular movement; spasm. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Over + motion. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperkinesis

hyperkeratosis
hyperkeratosis congenita
hyperkeratosis eccentrica
hyperkeratosis figurata centrifuga atrophica
hyperkeratosis lenticularis perstans
hyperkeratosis subungualis
hyperkeratotic
hyperketonaemia
hyperketonuria
hyperkinaemia
hyperkineses
hyperkinesia
hyperkinesias
hyperkinesis (current term)
hyperkinetic
hyperkinetic dysarthria
hyperkinetic heart syndrome
hyperkinetic syndrome
hyperkinetically
hyperkyphosis
hyperkyphotic
hyperkähler
hyperlactation
hyperlegible
hyperlens
hyperleukocytosis
hyperlexia
hyperlexic

Literary usage of Hyperkinesis

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1. A Practical Introduction to Medical Electricity by Armand de Watteville (1884)
"hyperkinesis—SPASM. BY hyperkinesis is meant a state of the nerve cells or ... Here the hyperkinesis depends upon a sclerotic process of certain motor paths ..."

2. Special Pathology and Diagnostics: With Therapeutic Hints by Charles Godlove Raue (1882)
"Spasm, Convulsion, Cramp, hyperkinesis. Spasms manifest themselves under different forms: 1. Either ai short, slight jerks of certain muscles; or, ..."

3. The Feebly Inhibited: Nomadism, Or the Wandering Impulse, with Special by Charles Benedict Davenport (1915)
"THE ALTERNATION OF hyperkinesis AND HYPOKINESIS. It is common to find persons whose mood varies greatly, from grave to gay. At one time they will be very ..."

4. Diseases of the Nervous System: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by Hermann Oppenheim, Edward E. Mayer (1904)
"SPASMS (hyperkinesis). Spasms, in the widest acceptance of the word, denote,—(1) muscular contractions caused by unphysiological stimulation ; (2) excessive ..."

5. Diseases of the Digestive Organs: With Special Reference to Their Diagnosis by Charles Dettie Aaron (1921)
"HYPERMOTILITY (hyperkinesis). "Hypermotility" is a term which designates an abnormally increased movement in the evacuation of the stomach, ..."

6. 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 (1914)
"We are accordingly left with a group of twenty-five cases, all but one of which (495), gave evidence of some form or forms of hyperkinesis. ..."

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