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])

A pathologic (caused by disease) verbosity or loquacity (excessive talking).
1. Excessive mental activity, such as that which occurs in the manic phase of manic-depressive psychosis or in the severe preoccupations associated with the psychoneuroses.
2. Intellectual capacity far above the average.
hyperphysical (high" pur FIZ i k'l)
1. Not governed by the natural laws of physics.
2. Being above or beyond the physical; immaterial; supernatural.
3. Independent of the physical or not confined to the physical.
Too much pigment resulting in dark spots on the skin.

Hyperpigmentation is primarily a cosmetic concern that can be covered with make-up, although in some cases; such as, the café au lait spots associated with neurofibromatosis, it can be a sign of an underlying medical problem.

If treatment of hyperpigmentation is desired, a dermatologist may be able to use dermabrasion, laser treatments, or bleaching agents to effect changes.

1. An unusual growth in a part of the body caused by an excessive multiplication of cells.
2. An increase in the number of cells in a tissue, or organ, with an increase in the size of the structure involved.

For example, when part of the liver is removed, the remaining part may undergo hyperplasia in order to regenerate.

hyperpnea, hyperpnoea (high" pur NEE uh, high PURP nee uh) (s) (noun); hyperpneas; hyperpnoeas (pl)
Breathing that is deeper and more rapid than is normal at rest. Examples of hyperpnea are panting, gasping, a symptom of fever, and/or convulsive breathing.
A reference to an energetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders.
An excessive fondness for, or desire to use, big words: “He presented me with this hyperpolysyllabicomaniac statement: It is impossible to indoctrinate a superannuated canine in the intricacies of innovative feats of legerdemain.”
hyperpolysyllabicsesquipedalianist (s) (noun), hyperpolysyllabicsesquipedalianists (pl)
Anyone who has a fascination for, or who enjoys using, excessively long words: "Mrs. Jones was a hyperpolysyllabicsesquipedalianist who loved to challenge her students to determine the meanings of big words and to determine their etymologies so they could comprehend the multitudes of English words that have come from Latin and Greek sources and are used in medical, scientific, and additional sophisticated applications."
The consumption of abnormally large volumes of liquids over short periods of time.
Excessive mental activity.
Farsightedness resulting from a reduced ability to focus because of aging.
hyperprosessis, hyperprosexia
1. The abnormal state in which a person concentrates on one thing to the exclusion of everything else.
2. An exaggerated attentiveness to, or a preoccupation with, one idea.
hyperpsychosis (s) (noun), hyperpsychoses (pl)
Excessive mental activity beyond one's control.
Excessive salivation.

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-.