hypervigilance


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hypervigilance

 [hi″per-vij´ĭ-lans]
abnormally increased arousal, responsiveness to stimuli, and screening of the environment for threats; it is often associated with delusional or paranoid states.

hypervigilance

/hy·per·vig·i·lance/ (hi″per-vij´ĭ-lans) abnormally increased arousal, responsiveness to stimuli, and scanning of the environment for threats.

hypervigilance

(hī″pĕr-vĭj′ĭ-lăns)
Excessive attentiveness to stimuli.
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