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parasomnia

 [par″ah-som´ne-ah]
a category of primary sleep disorders in which abnormal events occur during sleep, due to inappropriately timed activation of physiological systems. Included are nightmare disorder, sleep terror disorder, and sleepwalking disorder. See also dyssomnia.

par·a·som·ni·a

(par'ă-som'nē-ă),
Any dysfunction associated with sleep, for example, somnabulism, pavor nocturnus, enuresis, or nocturnal seizures.

parasomnia

(păr′ə-sŏm′nē-ə)
n.
Any of a group of sleep disorders characterized by unwanted behaviors or perceptions that occur during sleep or partial arousal from sleep, including sleepwalking, night terrors, and frequent nightmares.

parasomnia

Neurology
(1) A nonspecific term for any sleep-related disorder—e.g., enuresis, nightmares, somnambulism. 
(2) A nonspecific term for any sleep disorder; dyssomnia.
(3) Any sleep disorder caused by disease of the central nervous system.

parasomnia

Sleep disorders A dyssomnic event occurring during sleep, or induced or exacerbated by sleep–eg, sleepwalking. See Sleep disorder.

par·a·som·ni·a

(par'ă-som'nē-ă)
Any dysfunction associated with sleep (e.g., somnambulism, pavor nocturnus, enuresis, or nocturnal seizures).

Parasomnia

A primary sleep disorder in which the person's physiology or behaviors are affected by sleep, the sleep stage, or the transition from sleeping to waking.
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While You Were Sleepwalking: Science and Neurobiology of Sleep Disorders & the Enigma of Legal Responsibility of Violence During Parasomnia. Neuroethics 2015;8:203-14.
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En el caso de pacientes trasplantados, las parasomnias no son significativas, en total estan presentes en un 8,4% de la poblacion (14), representando solo el 0,5% el de origen medico (14).
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