Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome
"Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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)
|Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome
- Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome
- Myoclonus Syndrome, Nocturnal
- Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndromes
- Syndrome, Nocturnal Myoclonus
- Periodic Leg Movements, Excessive, Sleep-Related
- Sleep Myoclonus Syndrome
- Myoclonus Syndrome, Sleep
- Myoclonus Syndromes, Sleep
- Sleep Myoclonus Syndromes
- Syndrome, Sleep Myoclonus
- Syndromes, Sleep Myoclonus
- Periodic Movement Disorder, Sleep
- Sleep Disorder, Periodic Movements
- Sleep-Related Periodic Leg Movements, Excessive
- Sleep Related Periodic Leg Movements, Excessive
- Excessive Periodic Sleep-Related Leg Movements
- Excessive Periodic Sleep Related Leg Movements
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome" by people in Profiles.
Caffeine challenge in insomniac patients after total sleep deprivation. Sleep Med. 2006 Mar; 7(2):141-5.
Ropinirole decreases periodic leg movements and improves sleep parameters in patients with restless legs syndrome. Sleep. 2004 Aug 01; 27(5):907-14.
Alternating leg muscle activation during sleep and arousals: a new sleep-related motor phenomenon? Mov Disord. 2003 May; 18(5):551-9.