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paradoxical sleep

noun, Physiology
Origin of paradoxical sleep
1960-65 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for paradoxical-sleep

paradoxical sleep

(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.
See REM sleep.

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