Definition of Hypermetabolism

1. Noun. The physiological state of increased metabolic activity, typically occurring after significant damage to the body. ¹



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Definition of Hypermetabolism

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hypermetabolism

1. Heat production by the body above normal, as in thyrotoxicosis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypermetabolism

hypermastia
hypermastigote
hypermaterialistic
hypermatrices
hypermatrix
hypermature cataract
hypermeasure
hypermeasures
hypermedia
hypermedia system
hypermedias
hypermediated
hypermenorrhea
hypermenorrhoea
hypermetabolic
hypermetabolism (current term)
hypermetamorphic
hypermetamorphism
hypermetamorphosis
hypermeter
hypermeters
hypermethioninaemia
hypermethioninaemias
hypermethioninemia
hypermethioninemias
hypermethylated
hypermethylation
hypermetria
hypermetric
hypermetrical

Literary usage of Hypermetabolism

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1. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1919)
"One of the by-results of such hypermetabolism is the spontaneous or readily elicited overflow of neural energy (nerve impulses) ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... of the buffer makes him increasingly sensitive to abnormalities of the non-Hb parameters, such as hypermetabolism, arterial hypoxemia, and alkalosis. ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1899)
"We now know definitely that there are nerve centres which by irritation cause hypermetabolism, and from this it is reasonable to infer that there may be ..."

4. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1922)
"... may be associated with a symptom syndrome, the chief characteristic of which is usually a slowly developing hypermetabolism with cardiac disturbances, ..."

5. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1917)
"... thyroid as the direct cause of hypermetabolism, which is the dominant factor in the syndrome designated "exophthalmic goiter," it must be confessed that ..."

6. Skin and Venereal Diseases (1909)
"The immunizing process is a consequence of this hypermetabolism, all the immunizing agents, plasmatic and cellular, being produced in greater quantities. 7. ..."

7. The New Dietetics, what to Eat and how: A Guide to Scientific Feeding in by John Harvey Kellogg (1921)
"... greatly the activity of the body cells, producing hypermetabolism, sometimes to the extent of even doubling the normal cell activity of the body. ..."

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