rapid eye movement

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rapid eye movement


rapid eye movement

(Physiology) movement of the eyeballs under closed eyelids during paradoxical sleep, which occurs while the sleeper is dreaming. Abbreviation: REM

rap′id eye′ move`ment

rapidly shifting movements of the eyes under closed lids, associated with the dreaming phase of the sleep cycle. Compare REM sleep.

rap·id eye movement

See REM.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rapid eye movement - 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"
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Dr Krahn says the three types of non-REM, which stands for rapid eye movement, include level one, which is light sleep; level two, intermediate sleep; and level three, deep sleep.
Known as rapid eye movement (REM), this critical phase"occurs in intervals throughout the night, and is characterised by more dreaming and rapid eye movements," explained study author Matthew Pase.
The rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder or RBD, which most often affects persons aged 50-70, and more frequently in men than women, is characterized by disturbances in the part of sleep where dreams take place.
The study conducted at Aarhaus University found that people who have trouble sleeping during the rapid eye movement (REM) phase of sleep have lower levels of dopamine in their brain.
Whether the amount of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep without atonia could be a potential marker for differentiating MSA-P from PD has not been thoroughly investigated.
The brain stem has been known since the 1960s to be involved in controlling dreaming during rapid eye movement sleep (REM), when vivid dreams occur.
Scientists suspected that the eye-twitchy, dream-packed slumber known as rapid eye movement sleep was important for memory.
Total sleep deprivation as well as selective deprivation of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) or rapid eye movement (REM) i.
Normal sleep, during which brain activity remains high, is made up of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
Dream research took a giant leap forward in the 1950s with the discovery of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, a phase of our sleep cycle associated with increased brain activity.
The greatest increase occurs during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, when hypoxemia is usually greatest.
This arm will enrol volunteers who do not have PD, but have one of three potential risk factors for the disease: a reduced sense of smell (hyposmia), rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder (RBD), or a mutation in the LRRK2 gene (the single greatest genetic contributor to PD known to date).

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