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hy·per·ki·ne·sia(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.
hyperkinesia(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]
hy•per•ki•ne•sia(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.
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