hyperreflexia

A condition in which the deep tendon reflexes are exaggerated.
- detrusor h. SYN: detrusor instability.

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hy·per·re·flex·ia -rē-'flek-sē-ə n overactivity of physiological reflexes

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hy·per·re·flex·ia (hi″pər-re-flekґse-ə) [hyper- + reflex + -ia] dysreflexia characterized by exaggeration of reflexes.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • hyperreflexia — noun Overactive or overresponsive reflexes …   Wiktionary

  • hyperreflexia — n. autonomic dysreflexia, over activity of the autonomic nervous system caused by an injury to the spinal cord (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperreflexia — hy·per·re·flex·ia …   English syllables

  • hyperreflexia — ˌhīpə(r)rə̇ˈfleksēə noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from hyper + English reflex + New Latin ia : overactivity of physiological reflexes …   Useful english dictionary

  • autonomic hyperreflexia — paroxysmal hypertension, bradycardia, sweating of the forehead, severe headache, and gooseflesh due to distention of the bladder and rectum; it is associated with lesions above the outflow of the splanchnic nerves …   Medical dictionary

  • detrusor hyperreflexia — increased contractile activity of the detrusor urinae muscle, resulting in urge incontinence, seen in spinal neural disease, supraspinal neural or vascular disease, parkinsonism, and some forms of dementia. Cf. detrusor instability …   Medical dictionary

  • гиперрефлексия — (hyperreflexia; гипер + рефлекс) повышение сегментарных рефлексов вследствие ослабления тормозящих влияний коры головного мозга на сегментарный рефлекторный аппарат; возникает, напр., при поражении пирамидных путей …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Гиперрефлекси́я — (hyperreflexia; Гипер + Рефлекс) повышение сегментарных рефлексов вследствие ослабления тормозящих влияний коры головного мозга на сегментарный рефлекторный аппарат; возникает, например, при поражении пирамидных путей …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • Reflex hammer — A reflex hammer is a medical instrument used by physicians to test deep tendon reflexes. Testing for reflexes is an important part of the neurological physical examination in order to detect abnormalities in the central or peripheral nervous… …   Wikipedia

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