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verb To physically stimulate or use mental imagery to evoke sexual interest in a partner.
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After less than a day of this so-called interbout arousal, they cool off and return to torpor.
Hibernators must have compelling adaptive reasons for interrupting torpor with bouts of arousal, says Martin, because warming a chilly body bums considerable energy.
Conclusion: Polysomnographic findings of patients with LSC demonstrated that sleep structure is disturbed by arousals and awakenings related to scratching bouts during sleep.
And what is this wonder of feelings and arousals and ideas and physical powers?
The number of arousals from sleep decreased significantly and each subject's lowest oxygen saturation value rose significantly the investigators said (N.
Confusional Arousals are characterized by episodes of marked mental confusion during or after an arousal from sleep.
Repeated apneas and arousals deprive obstructive sleep apnea patients of healthy sleep and force their cardiovascular systems to work harder.
His sleep study did not show any "classic" obstructive events, yet he did present with upper airway resistance complete with an arousal index of over 20/hour and with an associated brady-tachy cardiac rhythm.
Parasomnias most likely to be encountered in clinical practice are namely, sleepwalking, sleep terrors, confusional arousals, REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) and nightmares.
A transnasal esophageal pH catheter with a sensor placed 5 cm above the lower esophageal sphincter recorded reflux events and the acid clearance time for each event, while polysomnography recorded reflux-associated arousals and awakenings.
Those babies whose mothers smoked did not have as many arousals overall and the progression of the arousal response through the brain was also impaired.
It was recently demonstrated that inspiratory effort in the face of increased upper airway resistance could result in transient arousal despite the maintenance of normal ventilation and oxygenation.