Hyperimmunization is the presence of a larger than normal number of antibodies
to a specific antigen
. This creates a state of immunity
greater than normal. Immune system overactivity can cause many different diseases.
David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.