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 (hī′pər-kə-nē′zhə, -kī-) also hy·per·ki·ne·sis (-sĭs)
1. An abnormal increase in muscular activity.
2. Hyperactivity, especially in children.

[hyper- + Greek kīnēsis, movement (from kīnein, to move; see keiə- in Indo-European roots) + -ia.]
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(ˌhaɪpəkɪˈniːzɪə; -kaɪ-) or


1. (Pathology) excessive movement, as in a muscle spasm
2. (Pathology) extreme overactivity in children
[C20: from hyper- + -kinesia from Greek kinēsis movement, from kinein to move]
hyperkinetic adj
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(ˌhaɪ pər kɪˈni ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, -kaɪ-)

also hy•per•ki•ne•sis

(-ˈni sɪs)

1. an abnormal amount of uncontrolled muscular action; spasm.
2. a hyperactive condition; hyperactivity.
hy`per•ki•net′ic (-ˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
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hyperkinesia, hyperkinesis

a condition of the body in which muscular movement is abnormally agitated. — hyperkinetic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
a condition of the body in which muscular movement is abnormally agitated. — hyperkinetic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
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in 1991 might provide an acceptable experimental approach to induce minimal brain disorder, namely, neurodevelopmental disabilities like hyperkinesia and attention deficit as usually found in children following perinatal asphyxia [30].
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