hyper-, hyp-

(Greek: above, over; excessive; more than normal; abnormal excess [in medicine]; abnormally great or powerful sensation [in physical or pathological terms]; highest [in chemical compounds])

hyperhedonia (s) (noun), hyperhedonias (pl)
1. An excessive craving for or an abnormal enjoyment when doing anything.
2. An abnormal sexual excitement.
hyperhidrosis
Excessive sweating or profuse sweating.

A common disorder which produces a lot of unhappiness. Usually a small number of people suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis).

Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier, around the age of thirteen (on the average). Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.

Excessive sweating is embarrassing because it stains clothes, ruins romance, and complicates business, and social interactions.

Severe cases can have serious practical consequences as well, making it hard for people who suffer from it to hold a pen, grip a car steering wheel, or even to shake hands.

hyperhypnosis
A pathological state of prolonged sleep, from which the patient can be roused only partly and very briefly; hypersomnia, lethargy.
hyperingestation
The intake of more nutrients than are required for good health.
hyperinvolution
Excessive postpartum involution of the uterus of a nursing mother, resulting in a very small uterus.
hyperirritability
1. Extreme irritability.
2. Excessive response to a stimulus.
hyperirritable (adjective)
A reference to that which is abnormally great, uninhibited, or responsive to a strong stimuli.
hyperkalemia (s) (noun), hyperkalemias (pl)
An eating disorder resulting from a desire for improper food which results in a higher than normal concentrations of potassium (K+) ions in the circulating blood: Because hyperkalemia can cause lethal cardiac arrhythmia, it is one of the most serious electrolyte disturbances.

The reference to "electrolyte" involves various ions, such as sodium, potassium, or chloride, which are required by cells in the body to regulate the electric charges and flows of water molecules across the cell membranes.

hyperkeratinization
The excessive development or retention of keratin by the epidermis.
hyperkeratosis
An excessive thickening of the horny or outer layer of the skin.
hyperkeratotic
Manifesting hyperkaratosis or the abnormal thickening of the horny layer of the epidermis.
hyperkinemia
A condition in which there is abnormally high blood flow.
hyperkinemic
1. Characterized by, or causing, an abnormally high volume of blood flow.
2. An agent that increases the volume of blood flow.
hyperkinesia (high" pur ki NEE zhuh, high" pur ki NEE zi uh)
1. A condition of abnormally increased muscular movement.
2. Purposeless and uncontrollable muscular movement; trembling, shaking, nervous twitching.
hyperkinesis
1. An abnormally intense motor activity, often associated with agitation.
2. Certain recurring or continuous involuntary movements seen in disease of the central nervous system; such as, chorea (ceaseless rapid complex body movements that look well coordinated and purposeful but are, in fact, involuntary) and athetosis (repetitive involuntary, slow, sinuous, writhing movements; or twisting, snake-like, or worm-like movements).

Related "above, over, beyond the normal, excessive" word units: epi-; super-, supra-, sur; ultra-, ult-.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "more, plentiful, fullness, excessive, over flowing": copi-; exuber-; multi-; opulen-; ple-; pleio-; plethor-; poly-; super-; total-; ultra-; undu-.