multiple sleep latency test


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multiple sleep latency test

[¦məl·tə·pəl ′slēp ‚lāt·ən·sē ‚test]
(medicine)
A test used to document pathologic sleepiness and diagnose narcolepsy in which recordings of brain waves, muscle activities, and eye movements are taken while a person spends the day in a sleep laboratory, taking naps at intervals.
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This included the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), an objective assessment of daytime sleepiness.
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