dreamless sleep, characterized by a slow alpha rhythm of brain waves and no marked physiological changes.
Origin of orthodox sleep
First recorded in 1965–70
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Medicine definitions for orthodox sleep
[ ôr′thə-dŏks′ ]
Sleep characterized by a slow alpha rhythm and the absence of REM.
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