hyperexcitability

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hyper- +‎ excitability

Noun[edit]

hyperexcitability (uncountable)

  1. hyperactivity
  2. Excessive sensitivity of the nerves.
    • 1920, American Medicine - Volume 26, page 424:
      He concluded that hunger pains in ulcer cases are not due to hunger contractions per se, but to hyperexcitability of the sensory nerves in the stomach wall.