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Night Terrors MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Night Terrors
Tree Number(s)
C10.886.659.635.600
F03.870.664.635.600
Unique ID
D020184
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020184
Scope Note
A disorder characterized by incomplete arousals from sleep associated with behavior suggesting extreme fright. This condition primarily affects children and young adults and the individual generally has no recall of the event. Episodes tend to occur during stage III or IV. SOMNAMBULISM is frequently associated with this condition. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p391)
Entry Term(s)
Night Terrors, Adult
Night Terrors, Childhood
Night Terrors, Primary
Night Terrors, Secondary
Pavor Nocturnus
Pavor Nocturnus, Adult
Pavor Nocturnus, Childhood
Sleep Terror Disorder
Sleep Terrors
Previous Indexing
Sleep Disorders (1969-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000; see SLEEP DISORDERS 1981-1999; for SLEEP TERROR DISORDER see SLEEP DISORDERS 1981-1999
History Note
2000; use SLEEP DISORDERS 1981-1999; for SLEEP TERROR DISORDER use SLEEP DISORDERS 1981-1999
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2001/07/25
Night Terrors Preferred
Night Terrors, Secondary Narrower
Night Terrors, Primary Narrower
Night Terrors, Adult Narrower
Night Terrors, Childhood Narrower
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