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arouse

verb To physically stimulate or use mental imagery to evoke sexual interest in a partner.
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The research revealed a previously unrecognised neurophysiological mechanism that links sleep arousals with temperature regulation, and may also provide an important new link between temperature and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
In OSA, periodic episodes of increased heart rate and blood pressure caused by arousals have been described and are thought to be mediated by sympathovagal modulation [4].
Respiratory parameters and EEG arousals were evaluated using the AASM criteria.
After this study the earlier classification of AP events by Broughton [96] into three forms, "confusional arousals," "sleepwalking" or "somnambulism" and "sleep terrors" seems to be outworn and to speak about a continuum of seizure symptoms, instead of delineating distinct groups of behavioral phenomena, is more established.
These arousal frequencies are much lower than those given by Dunbar & Tomasi (2006) for the eastern red bat Lasiurus borealis in Canada, where a maximum of39 arousals was recorded at an ambient temperature of 10[degrees]C.
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.
Non rapid eye movement sleep arousal parasomnias include confusional arousals, sleep terrors (pavor nocturnus) and sleepwalking (somnambulism).
It is possible that other CNS depressants or psychotropic medications may exert similar effects on nighttime arousals as Zolpidem did in this study.
Some of the infants had snoring that caused arousals and some did not.
After less than a day of this so-called interbout arousal, they cool off and return to torpor.
They then decided to study 15 patients with pacemakers implanted at least 1 year previously who also reported snoring, daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and frequent arousals from sleep.
Researchers found that during two 1998 space flight missions, exposure to microgravity reduced the number of arousals due to sleep-disordered breathing and virtually eliminated snoring in five healthy subjects (Am.