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hyperirritability

 [hi″per-ir″ĭ-tah-bil´ĭ-te]
pathological responsiveness to slight stimuli.

hyperirritability

/hy·per·ir·ri·ta·bil·i·ty/ (-ir″ĭ-tah-bil´ĭ-te) pathological responsiveness to slight stimuli.

hyperirritability

(hī′pər-ĭr′ĭ-tə-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
n.
Excessive response to a stimulus.

hy′per·ir′ri·ta·ble adj.

hyperirritability

[-irit′əbil′itē]
Etymology: Gk, hyper, L, irritare, to tease
excessive excitability or sensitivity; exaggerated response to a stimulus.

hyperirritability

pathological responsiveness to slight stimuli.
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A myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable locus (spot) within a taut band of skeletal muscle, located in the muscular tissue or its associated fascia (sheath enclosing the muscle).
When an asthmatic coughs, or breathes in cigarette smoke or irritating fumes, he or she will begin to wheeze--a whistling sound--because the airways are hyperirritable and have constricted.
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In general, antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) either block the initiation of electrical discharges from a hyperirritable focus or, more commonly, prevent the spread of abnormal electrical discharges to adjacent brain areas.