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Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C10.886.425.800.600
C10.886.659.618
Unique ID
D020189
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020189
Scope Note
Excessive periodic leg movements during sleep that cause micro-arousals and interfere with the maintenance of sleep. This condition induces a state of relative sleep deprivation which manifests as excessive daytime hypersomnolence. The movements are characterized by repetitive contractions of the tibialis anterior muscle, extension of the toe, and intermittent flexion of the hip, knee and ankle. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p387)
Entry Term(s)
Excessive Periodic Sleep-Related Leg Movements
Periodic Leg Movements, Excessive, Sleep-Related
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Periodic Movement Disorder, Sleep
Sleep Disorder, Periodic Movements
Sleep Myoclonus Syndrome
Sleep-Related Periodic Leg Movements, Excessive
Previous Indexing
Movement Disorders (1966-1999)
Myoclonus (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/08
Revision Date
2001/07/25
Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome Preferred
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