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Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome

"Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Nocturnal Myoclonus Syndrome" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 43 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2013
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