Origin of hyperactive
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Now, a new therapy might have these women filling up the same prescriptions as their hyperactive grandchildren.Take ADHD Drugs to Treat Menopause?
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She suggested he was hyperactive and that he cannot sit still in class.Roma Children Face Segregation In EU Schools
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He did get his 15 minutes, however, which is a long time in the non-stop, hyperactive world of 4chan.More Shocking Than Online Suicides Are the Crowds Who Clamor to Watch
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Ritalin drives dopamine up in hyperactive children, and their activity decreases.Are We Killing Our Sports Gene?
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We must stimulate the apathetic and the sluggish; we must moderate the hyperactive; we must correct paresis, tics, etc.
In hyperactive children the arms must first be restrained by holding them tight in our hands.
- abnormally active
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Word Origin and History for hyperactive
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Highly or excessively active, as a gland.
- Having behavior characterized by constant overactivity.
- Afflicted with attention deficit disorder.
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