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Active to an excessive or abnormal degree: an overactive pituitary gland; an overactive imagination.

o′ver·ac·tiv′i·ty n.
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a level of activity that is too high or greater than normal; hyperactivity
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Noun1.overactivity - excessive activity; "overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily"
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
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Cystoscopy needles are more often used to deliver the botulinum toxin for the treatment of Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity (NDO) and Overactive Bladder (OAB).
Which skin condition is caused by overactivity and inflammation of the sebaceous glands?
He said that it suggested suppressing overactivity in the bottom part of the hippocampus could potentially be used to treat PTSD and anxiety disorders.
Patients with neurologic disorders such as spinal cord injury, spina bifida and multiple sclerosis may suffer from neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) or low bladder compliance.
"Multifactorial mechanisms lead to UUI, and vascular risk factors may contribute to the pathogenesis of bladder overactivity in addition to higher BMI," the authors write.
(6-8) The main urodynamic findings in patients with urinary dysfunction associated with HTLV-1 are overactivity of the detrusor, sphincter-detrusor dyssynergia, and impaired bladder contractility (8,9) As only few studies have addressed the treatment of such events in this population, it remains undefined if the therapeutic interventions used in individuals not infected with HTLV-1 have the same response in those infected by the virus.
Currently, BoNT can be used in urological pathologies, such as overactive bladder (OAB), neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO), interstitial cystitis (IC)/bladder pain syndrome (BPS), DSD, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and chronic pelvic pain (CPP; Table 1).
Results: Among 140 study participants detrusor overactivity was found in 100 patients out of which 76 (76%) had thoracic level of injury, 20 (20%) had cervical level and 4 (4%) had lumbar level of injury.
The resulting motor neuron overactivity causes excessive secretion of acetylcholine.
This autoimmune disease is caused by overactivity of the entire thyroid gland.
Depression, he explained, is "a disorder of overactivity".