paradoxical sleep


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Related to paradoxical sleep: NREM sleep, REM sleep, REM stage

paradoxical sleep

n.

paradoxical sleep

A term sometimes used as a synonym for rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. REM sleep is the preferred term.
See also: sleep
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A key role for the caudoventral pontine tegmentum in the simultaneous generation of eye saccades in bursts and associated ponto-geniculo-occipital waves during paradoxical sleep in the cat.
Persistence of paradoxical sleep in the cat after destruction of the pontine gigantocellular tegmental field with kainic acid.
Carbachol microinjections in the mediodorsal pontine tegmentum are unable to induce paradoxical sleep after caudal pontine and prebulbar transections in the cat.
Mapping of cholinoceptive brainstem structures responsible for the generation of paradoxical sleep in the cat.
Critical role for M3 muscarinic receptors in paradoxical sleep generation in the cat.