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REM

 (rĕm)
n.
The twitching movements of the eye muscles and other physiological changes that occur during REM sleep.

[r(apid) e(ye) m(ovement).]

rem

 (rĕm)
n.
1. The amount of ionizing radiation required to produce the same biological effect as one rad of high-penetration x-rays.
2. A unit for measuring absorbed doses of radiation, equivalent to one roentgen of x-rays or gamma rays.

[r(oentgen) e(quivalent in) m(an).]

REM

abbreviation for
(Physiology) rapid eye movement

REM

(rɛm) or

rem

n acronym for
(General Physics) roentgen equivalent man

rem

(rɛm)

n.
the quantity of ionizing radiation whose biological effect is equal to that produced by one roentgen of x-rays.
[1945–50; r(oentgen)e(quivalent in)m(an)]

REM

(rɛm)

n.
[1955–60]

REM

(rĕm)
Short for rapid eye movement. A stage of sleep characterized by twitching movements of the muscles of the eyes and face, faster heartbeat, and increased circulation to the brain. Dreaming takes place during REM sleep.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.REM - a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep
sleep, slumber - a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended; "he didn't get enough sleep last night"; "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"
2.REM - (Roentgen Equivalent Man) the dosage of ionizing radiation that will cause the same amount of injury to human tissue as 1 roentgen of X-rays
radioactivity unit - a measure of radioactivity
Translations

REM

[rem] N ABBR
1. (Physiol) =rapid eye movementmovimiento m rápido del ojo
2. (Phys) =roentgen equivalent man

REM

[ˈrɛm] (=rapid eye movement)
nMOR m
modif
REM sleep → sommeil m paradoxal

REM

abbr of rapid eye movement; REM sleepREM-Phase f

rem

n (rad, ant) rem m (ant)

REM

abbr rapid eye movement. V. movement.
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