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paradoxical sleep

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noun Physiology.
  1. REM sleep.
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Origin of paradoxical sleep

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for paradoxical sleep

paradoxical sleep

noun
  1. physiol sleep that appears to be deep but that is characterized by a brain wave pattern similar to that of wakefulness, rapid eye movements, and heavier breathing
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paradoxical sleep in Medicine

paradoxical sleep

n.
  1. REM sleep
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