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])

hyperelastic skin
Skin that can be stretched beyond what's considered normal, and then returns to normal.

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.

hyperemesis gravidarum
Excessive and persistent vomiting associated with pregnancy, usually experienced during the first trimester.
hyperemesis, hyperemetic
1. Marked by excessive vomiting.
2. Excessive, or severe, protracted vomiting.
hyperemia, hyperaemia
1. An unusually high level of blood in some part of the body.
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).
Induced hyperemia (an increase in the volume of blood) for therapeutic purposes.
1. Excessive display of feelings.
2. An over reaction to any emotionally laden stimuli.
Endemic (a disease that is constantly present) to a high degree; so prevalent and persistent in an area that the inhabitants are in effect exposed from birth; as can occur, for example, with malaria in certain regions or the world.
Excessive sweating, either generalized or localized to a particular part of the body.
A condition in which a susceptible individual is more than usually liable to lose his or her balance or to experience vertigo (a sensation of rotation, or movement, of one's self (subjective vertigo) or of one's surroundings (objective vertigo) in any level).

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.

Increased or excessive functional activity.
hyperesthesia, hyperaesthesia (high" pur es THEE zhuh; high" pur es THEE zhi uh) (s) (noun); hyperesthesias; hyperaesthesias (pl)
An abnormal sensitivity of the skin or some sense organ: Bill's mother always wraps her face and covers her nose area, wears special underwear that cover her legs and special warm gloves, etc. when she goes out in the winter because she suffers from hyperesthesia.

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.

hyperesthetic, hyperaesthetic (adjective); more hyperesthetic, most hyperesthetic; more hyperaesthetic; most hyperaesthetic
Relating to a neurologic symptom where there is an abnormally increased, or altered, sensitivity to sensory stimuli: It was Dr. Drexler's conclusion that Amy's hyperesthetic condition was the result of prescribing the wrong medication.
1. An excessively wide opening of the eyes.
2. Very large palpebral (eyelid) apertures (openings), both in width and height.
hyperfunction, hyperfunctional
1. In medicine, over-activity or over-production (in a gland or another part of the body).
2. An excessive functioning of a body organ.
Excessive secretion of breast milk.

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-.