overarousal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ arousal

Noun[edit]

overarousal (uncountable)

  1. excessive arousal
    • Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
      In every such patient I found a sort of triad or tryptich: profoundly slow activity in the absence of medication, very excited and often convulsive activity with overarousal on medication, and between these, so to speak, a very attenuated, narrow band, showing relatively normal activities between the abnormals.

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