hypoactivation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hypo- +‎ activation

Noun[edit]

hypoactivation (countable and uncountable, plural hypoactivations)

  1. Less than normal activation
    • 2015 July 9, “Face-n-Food: Gender Differences in Tuning to Faces”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0130363:
      As indicated by fMRI, during facial emotional categorization young females with major depressive disorder, MDD, exhibit hyperactivation, whereas young males display hypoactivation in the precuneous brain area [65 ].