hyperexcitability

bronchial hyperresponsiveness

A term referring to exaggerated bronchial constriction of unknown pathogenesis, which most commonly occurs in asthmatics in response to nonspecific provocation (inhalation of various bronchoconstrictors), but also to physical challenges—e.g., exercise, dry or cold air, hypertonic or hypotonic aerosols.

hyperexcitability

excessive mental and physical activity.
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Finally, both alkaloid extract from MS and fluoxetine were found to significantly attenuate ethanol withdrawal-induced hyperexcitability (increases gamma activity) in both cortices and to reduce locomotor activity.
An electroencephalogram showed mild generalized slowing, and left anterior temporal sharp waves suggested underlying cortical hyperexcitability.
63) On the other hand, brain tissue hyperexcitability, such as seen in epilepsy, may result in migraine and increased risk of stroke.
3) reported that peripheral nerve damage can be due to sensory axonal hyperexcitability and central sensitization.
Mexiletine is a cardiac medication that reduces hyperexcitability of motor neurons, which may help protect them from toxic excitation.
On the other hand, increasing evidence exists that WAD is caused by the presence of sensitization of the central nervous system or hyperexcitability of the brain and spinal cord (reviewed in Van Oosterwijck et al.
CWD results in chronic weight loss and such weird behaviors as teeth grinding, listlessness, blank facial expressions (a subjective assessment at best when it comes to the emotional state of a moose), hyperexcitability and decreased interaction with other animals.
Whalley's research interests lie in investigating neuronal processes that underlie complex physiological functions such as neuronal hyperexcitability states and their consequential disorders such as epilepsy, ataxia, and dystonias, as well as learning and memory.
Patients with upper motor neuron syndrome (eg, a lesion of the central nervous system stroke, spinal cord lesion) often display spasticity [1-7], a complex motor disorder characterized by a velocity-dependent increase in muscle resistance to passive stretch with exaggerated tendon jerks, caused by hyperexcitability of the stretch reflex [8].
This led to the proposal that these effects could arise from hyperexcitability of the visual cortex and that the pattern of excitation could be modified with the use of a precise tint, owing to the colour-coding nature of cells within this area of the brain.
In fact, among the variety of substances released by activated immune and glial cells, proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-[alpha], IL-1, IL-6) appear to be of particular importance in neuronal hyperexcitability (29).
These symptoms can include behavioral changes, weight loss, excessive pacing, excessive salivation, altered stance, and hyperexcitability.