restless legs syndrome

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restless legs syndrome

[‚rest·ləs ′legz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A condition that is characterized by intense disagreeable feelings in the legs at rest and repose with compulsion to move the legs to get relief from these symptoms, peak onset usually occurs during middle age, and the disorder tends to become more severe with age.
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26] Diagnosis of narcolepsy and nocturnal myoclonus should be confirmed with polysomnography and other tests commonly available in a sleep laboratory.
Nocturnal myoclonus responds well to clonazepam and is aggravated by levodopa and tricyclic antidepressants.
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