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Disease Sleep Paralysis

Name Sleep Paralysis
Synonym Paralysis, Sleep
Definition A common condition characterized by transient partial or total paralysis of skeletal muscles and areflexia that occurs upon awakening from sleep or less often while falling asleep. Stimuli such as touch or sound may terminate the episode, which usually has a duration of seconds to minutes. This condition may occur in normal subjects or be associated with NARCOLEPSY; CATAPLEXY; and hypnagogic HALLUCINATIONS. The pathophysiology of this condition is closely related to the normal hypotonia that occur during REM sleep. (From Adv Neurol 1995;67:245-271)
Categories Mental disorder | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D020188

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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Sleep Wake Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Parasomnias Has associated chemicals Has associated genes REM Sleep Parasomnias Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Sleep Paralysis
2. DiseasesMental Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Sleep Wake Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Parasomnias Has associated chemicals Has associated genes REM Sleep Parasomnias Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Sleep Paralysis

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