(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])
Hyperelasticity occurs when there is a problem with the production of collagen fibers. Collagen is a type of protein that makes up much of the body's tissue.
Hyperelastic skin is most often seen in the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. People with this disorder are sometimes referred to as rubber men (or women) because of the increased elasticity of their skin and hyperextensible joints (the joints can be bent more than is normally possible).
Other diseases that may cause easily stretchable skin include Marfan syndrome, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, osteogenesis imperfecta, cutis laxa, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and sun-related changes of older skin.
People with hyperelastic skin are more likely than others to experience damage to the skin (cuts, scrapes, and scarring). The skin may be more delicate than normal skin. Extra care must be taken to avoid damage to the skin, and the skin should be examined frequently for problems.
2. Excessive, or severe, protracted vomiting.
2. An excess of blood in a part of the boy or an engorgement (overfullness or obstruction of the vessels in some part of the system).
2. An over reaction to any emotionally laden stimuli.
The term is sometimes used erroneously as a synonym for "dizziness". Vertigo may result from diseases of the inner ear or it may be a result of disturbances of the vestibular centers or pathways in the central nervous system.
Edward has a hyperesthesia that causes pain when anyone touches his skin, to such a degree, that he can't even shake hands with anyone without feeling severe pain.
2. Very large palpebral (eyelid) apertures (openings), both in width and height.
2. An excessive functioning of a body organ.