paradoxical sleep

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Synonyms for paradoxical sleep

a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs

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awake (W), SWS, intermediate sleep (IS), and paradoxical sleep (PS).
Cholinergic basal forebrain neurons burst with theta during waking and paradoxical sleep.
A reevaluation of the effects of lesions of the pontine tegmentum and locus coeruleus on phenomenon of paradoxical sleep in the cat.
Different behaviors during paradoxical sleep without atonia depends on pontine lesion site.
It is also called paradoxical sleep because of the paradox that the EEG in this sleep stage is similar to that in wakefulness or light sleep, although this is deep sleep in terms of arous-ability.
Also, it was not possible to produce major HS2 loss without incurring some loss of paradoxical sleep (PS).
All rats subjected to total or paradoxical sleep deprivation by the disk apparatus developed severe ulcerative and hyperkeratotic skin lesions localized to the plantar surfaces of their paws and to their tails.