Hyperextend vs Hyperextension - What's the difference?

hyperextend | hyperextension |


As a verb hyperextend

is (medicine) to extend a joint beyond its normal position in a way that stresses the ligaments, often causing injury.

As a noun hyperextension is

the extension of a joint beyond its normal range; the condition of being hyperextended.

hyperextend

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (medicine) To extend a joint beyond its normal position in a way that stresses the ligaments, often causing injury
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=August 17, author=Ben Shpigel, title=Castillo Pulls for Polanco to Continue His Streak, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=DELGADO OUT OF LINEUP The day after hyperextending his left knee as he tried to catch a foul ball, Carlos Delgado was held out of the starting lineup. }}

    Derived terms

    *hyperextension

    hyperextension

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • the extension of a joint beyond its normal range; the condition of being hyperextended