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Sleep Paralysis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Sleep Paralysis
Tree Number(s)
C10.886.659.633.800
F03.870.664.633.800
Unique ID
D020188
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020188
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Paralysis, Sleep
Previous Indexing
Sleep Disorders (1965-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/08
Revision Date
2004/08/02
Sleep Paralysis Preferred
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