restless legs syndrome


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restless legs syndrome

n.
A neurological disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move the legs, usually as a result of uncomfortable sensations such as tingling or aching. It is usually worse in the evening and night and during periods of inactivity, and it often interferes with sleep. Also called Willis-Ekbom disease.
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Noun1.restless legs syndrome - feeling of uneasiness and restlessness in the legs after going to bed (sometimes causing insomnia); may be relieved temporarily by walking or moving the legs
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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Restless Legs syndrome (RLS) is a chronic sensorimotor neurologic movement disorder that has a significant negative impact on affected individuals' physical health, mood, and quality of life (1).
Consumers are looking for more solutions for pain, notes Lombardo, adding that in an Avadim Health survey of over 200 drug channel pharmacists, 73% reported being frequently or very frequently asked for over-the-counter recommendations for muscle cramps and spasms or symptoms associated with restless legs syndrome. In the same survey, he points out, only 6.5% of the drug channel pharmacists surveyed said they could name a clinically proven O-T-C product for these two conditions.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a chronic movement disorder, characterized by an urge to move legs usually accompanied by uncomfortable sensations and sleep disorders.
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Restless Legs syndrome (RLS) is a sensory-motor disorder characterized by feelings of discomfort, causing the desire to move the legs (4).
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is characterized by restless, painful legs that do not settle down at night.
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