orthodox sleep

noun Physiology.

dreamless sleep, characterized by a slow alpha rhythm of brain waves and no marked physiological changes.

Nearby words

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Origin of orthodox sleep

First recorded in 1965–70

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Medicine definitions for orthodox sleep

orthodox sleep

[ ôrthə-dŏks′ ]


Sleep characterized by a slow alpha rhythm and the absence of REM.

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