hyperarousal


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hyperarousal

 [hi″per-ah-row´zal]
a state of increased psychological and physiological tension marked by such effects as reduced pain tolerance, anxiety, exaggerated startle responses, insomnia, fatigue, and accentuation of personality traits.

hyperarousal

/hy·per·arou·sal/ (-ah-rou´z'l) a state of increased psychological and physiological tension marked by such effects as reduced pain tolerance, anxiety, exaggeration of startle responses, insomnia, fatigue, and accentuation of personality traits.

hyperarousal

(hī″pĕr-ă-rowz′ăl)
Excessive responsiveness to sensory stimulation. It is found in alcohol withdrawal, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.

Hyperarousal

A state or condition of muscular and emotional tension produced by hormones released during the fight-or-flight reaction.
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