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Disease Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome

Name Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome
Synonyms Excessive Periodic Sleep Related Leg Movements | Excessive Periodic Sleep-Related Leg Movements | Myoclonus Syndrome, Nocturnal | Myoclonus Syndrome, Sleep | Myoclonus Syndromes, Sleep | Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndromes | Periodic Leg Movements, Excessive, Sleep-Related | Periodic Limb Movement Disorder | Periodic Movement Disorder, Sleep | Sleep Disorder, Periodic Movements | Sleep Myoclonus Syndrome | Sleep Myoclonus Syndromes | Sleep Related Periodic Leg Movements, Excessive | Sleep-Related Periodic Leg Movements, Excessive | Syndrome, Nocturnal Myoclonus | Syndrome, Sleep Myoclonus | Syndromes, Sleep Myoclonus
Definition Excessive periodic leg movements during sleep that cause micro-arousals and interfere with the maintenance of sleep. This condition induces a state of relative sleep deprivation which manifests as excessive daytime hypersomnolence. The movements are characterized by repetitive contractions of the tibialis anterior muscle, extension of the toe, and intermittent flexion of the hip, knee and ankle. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p387)
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D020189
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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 Dyssomnias Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. 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 Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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