overrespond

overrespond

(ˌəʊvərɪˈspɒnd)
vb (intr)
to respond too dramatically
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When working properly, it traps bacterial invaders, but in people with AD, something causes it to overrespond and build up into plaques.
"You don't want to be responsible for a child dying, so you may overrespond with an intervention like an emergency department evaluation or an inpatient hospitalization that may be iatrogenic --there are data coming out from adults that hospitalization contributes to suicide risk above and beyond other risk factors," Dr.
[6] hypothesized that individuals who overrespond to sensory stimuli have low neurological thresholds, such that minimal stimuli provoke a strong reaction.
If voters overrespond to losses by top 1-5 teams, their posteriors will be worse than those of winning top 6-10 teams, but the difference in final ranks will be smaller.
To overrespond is to court danger, to under-respond is to suffer the onus of "wimphood."
Therefore, one would expect to see the first overrespond to the underlying fundamentals of the project, leaving the second investor to worry about reaching the third party's threshold.
People overrespond to risks that are well known because of news coverage or immediacy.
The nervous system of patients with SHR may have an ability to overrespond to noxious stimuli with NGF production, which, in the long run, is followed by depletion of basal neurotrophin levels.
"And not only do we not respond well when we should, but we also overrespond when we shouldn't."
The PB model calls for research on whether children at risk and bipolar persons overrespond to positive events, particularly when predicting mania involving euphoria rather than irritability.
The majority of people develop an immunity to environmental allergens, but less fortunate, hypersensitive individuals "overrespond" to allergens by releasing chemicals that cause a variety of symptoms; these symptoms range from merely unpleasant to life-threatening.
Newborn calves, for example, will sometimes die when their immune systems overrespond to ordinary barnyard bacteria.