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Somnambulism MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Somnambulism
Tree Number(s)
C10.886.659.635.700
F03.870.664.635.700
Unique ID
D013009
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013009
Scope Note
A parasomnia characterized by a partial arousal that occurs during stage IV of non-REM sleep. Affected individuals exhibit semipurposeful behaviors such as ambulation and are difficult to fully awaken. Children are primarily affected, with a peak age range of 4-6 years.
Entry Term(s)
Nocturnal Wandering
Sleep Walking
Sleep Walking Disorder
Sleepwalking
Previous Indexing
Sleep Disorders (1966-1968)
Public MeSH Note
69
History Note
69
Date Established
1969/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/03
Somnambulism Preferred
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