Pavor nocturnus


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pavor

 [pa´vor] (L.)
pavor diur´nus attacks of anxiety in children during a daytime nap.
pavor noctur´nus a sleep disturbance usually occurring in children and characterized by extreme anxiety occurring shortly after sleep onset, with panicky awakening, fear and signs of autonomic arousal, inability to be comforted, poor recall of any dream, and later amnesia for the event. Repeated occurrences are called sleep terror disorder.
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night ter·rors

(nīt' ter'ŏrz),
A childhood disorder in which a child awakes screaming with fright, the distress persisting for a time during a state of semiconsciousness.
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The abrupt awakening from sleep with behaviour consistent with terror, which is most common in preadolescent boys, but may occur in girls and extend into adulthood
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night ter·rors

(nīt ter'ŏrz)
A disorder allied to nightmare, occurring in children, in which the child awakes screaming with fright, the distress persisting for a time during a state of semiconsciousness.
Synonym(s): pavor nocturnus.
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Pavor nocturnus

Another term for sleep terror disorder.
Mentioned in: Sleep Disorders
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