hyperreactive


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hyperreactive

 [hi″per-re-ak´tiv]
showing a greater than normal response to stimuli.

hyperreactive

(hī″pĕr-rē-ăk′tĭv)
Pert. to an increased response to stimuli.
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** Total IgM is used for in the diagnosis of hyperreactive malarial splenomegaly syndrome.
Thus, neutrophils from IBD patients are probably hyperreactive to LPS stimulation.
Namiki, "Different inhibitory effects of sevoflurane on hyperreactive airway smooth muscle contractility in ovalbumin-sensitized and chronic cigarette-smoking guinea pig models," Anesthesiology, vol.
Other words that help us to understand "activation" would include hyperreactive, over-excited, fragile, or trigger-happy.
The offending article was a critical account of sexually paranoid and hyperreactive college environments.
Interestingly, when local adrenergic contractile tone is recovered by the fifteenth day after surgery [5, 15], the adrenergic inhibitory mechanism of [AT.sub.1]-mediated signaling is blunted, which prompts the compensatory upregulation of local angiotensinergic functionality by a ROS-dependent endothelial dysfunction that makes contralateral carotid hyperreactive to angiotensin II (AngII) until the thirtieth day after surgery [5,16].
This gives direct evidence that the sympathetic nervous system is hyperreactive in the SHR and is in general agreement with previous studies [24, 25].
The overexpression of IL-8, IL-17, tumor necrosis factor-alfa, chemokines 1, 2, 3, and 16, and matrix metalloproteinase 2 and 9 [10], suggests that PG represents a hyperreactive response to inflammatory, neoplastic or traumatic process in susceptible persons.
The use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC; e.g., Freon) powered MDIs can cause bronchospasm of hyperreactive airways.
Furthermore, this hyperreactive immune system is accompanied by abnormally high levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and the resulting oxidative stress (OxS) phenomenon has been considered as a potential etiological factor for CD.
There were slightly decreased muscle power and hyperreactive tendon reflexes with a positive Barbinski sign contralaterally.
During an asthma episode, the walls of the airways become inflamed and swollen causing narrowing or "bronchoconstriction." This occurs because asthmatic airways are "hyperreactive" or "hyperirritable," and react easily upon contact with various triggers.