hyperreactivity

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hyperreactivity

 [hi″per-re-ak-tiv´ĭ-te]
the quality of being hyperreactive; see also irritability. Called also hyperresponsiveness.

hyperreactivity

[-rē′aktiv′itē]
Etymology: Gk, hyper + L, re, again, activus, active
an abnormal condition in which responses to stimuli are exaggerated. For example, asthma involves hyperreactive airways.
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Reduction in airway hyperresponsiveness to methacholine by the application of RF energy in dogs.
This study was too small to identify predictors of hyperresponsiveness.
Numerous components of the innate immune response are altered as a result of ozone toxicity in human and rodent airways, including predominant neutrophilic inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness, chemokine and cytokine production, damage to airway epithelium, and increased mucus production and secretion (Al-Hegelan et al.
Cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4 immunoglobulin modified dendritic cells attenuate allergic airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness by regulating the development of T helper type 1 (Th1)/Th2 and Th2/regulatory T cell subsets in a murine model of asthma.
Polymorphisms in the beta2 adrenergic receptor and bronchodilator response, bronchial hyperresponsiveness, and rate of decline in lung function in smokers.
Although no cohesive mechanism exists to explain comorbid dysautonomia in hypermobility syndromes, current evidence points to multiple mechanisms, including adreno-receptor hyperresponsiveness, molecular defects in blood vessel connective tissue, and peripheral neuropathy as likely contributors (22).
There were 14 secondary outcomes, including asthma exacerbations, lung function, airway hyperresponsiveness, asthma symptoms, asthma control, asthma-specific quality of life, achieving vitamin D sufficiency, total inhaled corticosteroids dose, and airway inflammation.
In a CFS cohort, "Patients with bronchial hyperresponsiveness presented significantly more often with fatigue that was made worse by physical exercise, recurrent flu-like illness, thyroid inflammation, and painful lymph nodes.
Cook-Mills had done previous allergy research in mice showing alpha-tocopherol decreased lung inflammation, protecting healthy lung function and gamma-tocopherol increased lung inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness, a characteristic of asthma.
Allergen inhalation by atopic asthmatics causes symptoms including reversible airflow obstruction, airway hyperresponsiveness, and airway inflammation.
The chronic inflammation observed in asthma leads to airway hyperresponsiveness, which is defined as an abnormal increase in airflow limitation after exposure to a nonallergic stimulus, such as exercise (Sterk et al.