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])

1. To breathe unusually deeply or rapidly because of anxiety or organic disease and in excess of the body's requirements, causing too much loss of carbon dioxide.
2. Abnormally increased pulmonary ventilation, resulting in reduction of carbon dioxide tension, which, if prolonged, may lead to alkalosis (a dangerous decrease in the normal acidity of the blood which can be caused by high altitudes, hyperventilation, and/or excessive vomiting).
A condition of breathing faster and/or deeper than necessary, bringing about light headedness and other undesirable symptoms often associated with panic attacks.
hyperventilation (high" pur ven" t'l AY shuhn)
1. Extremely rapid or deep breathing that over oxygenates the blood, causing dizziness, fainting, etc.
2. An excessive rate and depth of respiration leading to an abnormal loss of carbon dioxide from the blood.
hypervitaminosis A
A symptom complex resulting from ingestion of excessive amounts of vitamin A, with hair loss, skin disorders, headache, bone and joint pain, anorexia, fatigue, irritability, hyperostosis, hepatosplenomegaly, papilledema, and pseudotumor cerebri (increased pressure within the brain in the absence of a tumor).
hypervitaminosis D
A symptom complex resulting from ingestion of excessive amounts of vitamin D, with weakness, fatigue, loss of weight, and other negative symptoms.
hypervitaminosis, supervitaminosis
1. A condition due to the ingestion of an excess of one or more vitamins.
2. A physical disorder resulting from a nonspecific vitamin excess.
A reference to, or characterized by, hypervitaminosis (a condition in which adverse physical effects are caused by taking in too much of one or more vitamins).
kolpohyperplasia (also colpohyperplasia)
An excessive growth of the mucous membrane and the wall of the vagina or a thickening of the vaginal mucous membrane.
lambda hyperon, lambda particle
1. A quasi-stable baryon, forming an isotopic singlet, having zero charge and hypercharge.
2. Any baryon resonance having zero hypercharge and total isotopic spin.
Hypertrophy of subcutaneous fat.
macromastia, hypermastia
Abnormally large breasts.
muscular hyperalgesia
Pain induced by movement in fatigued muscles.
Infrequent episodes of menstrual bleeding characterized by a heavy flow.
oneiric hyperesthesia
An increased sensitivity or pain during sleep and dreams.
A condition characterized by the overgrowth of bones.

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-.