hyperreflexia


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hyperreflexia

 [hi″per-re-flek´se-ah]
exaggeration of reflexes, sometimes due to excessive activity of the sympathetic nervous system; see also autonomic dysreflexia.
detrusor hyperreflexia the occurrence of unstable bladder contractions in the presence of known neurological disease; see also detrusor instability.

hy·per·re·flex·i·a

(hī'pĕr-rē-flek'sē-ă), [MIM*145290]
Exaggeration of the deep tendon reflexes; may be generalized, regional, or focal.

hyperreflexia

/hy·per·re·flex·ia/ (-re-flek´se-ah) disordered response to stimuli characterized by exaggeration of reflexes.
autonomic hyperreflexia  paroxysmal hypertension, bradycardia, forehead sweating, headache, and gooseflesh due to distention of the bladder and rectum, associated with lesions above the outflow of the splanchnic nerves.
detrusor hyperreflexia  increased contractile activity of the detrusor muscle of the bladder, resulting in urinary incontinence.

hyperreflexia

(hī′pər-rĭ-flĕk′sē-ə)
n.
An exaggerated response of the deep tendon reflexes, usually resulting from injury to the central nervous system or metabolic disease.

hyperreflexia

[-riflek′sē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, hyper + L, reflectere, to bend back
increased reflex reactions. See also autonomic hyperreflexia.

hyperreflexia

Neurology A state of excessive response to stimuli. See Autonomic hyperreflexia.

hy·per·re·flex·i·a

(hī'pĕr-rē-flek'sē-ă)
A condition in which the deep tendon reflexes are exaggerated.

hyperreflexia

exaggerated deep tendon reflexes, characteristic of neurological disease involving the upper motor neurone

hy·per·re·flex·i·a

(hī'pĕr-rē-flek'sē-ă) [MIM*145290]
Exaggeration of the deep tendon reflexes; may be generalized, regional, or focal.

hyperreflexia

exaggeration of reflexes.

detrusor hyperreflexia
involuntary contraction of the detrusor muscle; a cause of urge incontinence.
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