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Synonyms for atonia

lack of normal muscular tension or tonus

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The phenomenon of sleep paralysis represents intrusion of REM sleep atonia into wakefulness.
El manejo activo de la tercera etapa del parto se debe ofrecer a las mujeres porque reduce el indice de hemorragia post-parto debido a atonia uterina.
REM sleep without muscle atonia is the most important PSG finding.
Characteristics of this condition include abnormal behavior during REM sleep, REM sleep without atonia, and the enactment of altered, unpleasant, or violent dreams.
Sleep paralysis is the temporary inability to move in the transition into or from sleep; it is thought to result from REM sleep atonia manifesting in the transition between sleep and wake.
Interaction of serotonergic excitatory drive to hypoglossal motoneurons with carbachol-induced, REM sleep-like atonia.
Parkinson's disease (PD) and PD-like conditions (synucleinopathies) are often characterized by the suspension of normal REM atonia.
22] REM sleep correlates highly with dreaming and is characterized by bursts of rapid eye movements, an increase in both respiration and heart rates along with atonia of many limb, trunk and neck muscles.
These behaviours are likely the result of intermittent lack of the skeletal muscle atonia typically present during the REM phase of sleep.
A brain region that plays a role in muscle atonia, as well as in sleep, wake and the transitions between various sleep stages, is the locus ceruleus (LC), a blue-tinged area located in the rear upper brainstem.
Patients who suffer from rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RSBD), often called "night-flyers," experience behavioral dyscontrol due to the absence of the atonia that usually characterizes REM sleep.
Finally, REM sleep is further characterized by a paucity of muscle activity with near complete somatic muscular atonia and little to no chin or leg electromyographic activity.
Cataplexy is often described as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep muscle atonia suddenly intruding into wake.
In contrast, during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep active inhibition of motoneurons produces a generalized postural muscle atonia, so that maintenance of ventilation in this sleep stage is reliant primarily on diaphragm activity, and to a lesser extent the parasternal intercostals.
The symptoms include violent dream-enactment behavior due to a loss of atonia during REM sleep.