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rapid eye movement

movement of the eyeballs under closed eyelids during paradoxical sleep, which occurs while the sleeper is dreaming
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Rapid eye movements (REMs) : Dement and Kleitman (2) described the eye movements occurring during REM sleep as binocularly synchronous and apparently similar to waking fixational eye movements occurring with similar velocities in all directions.
The single spikes, known as type-I PGO waves, occur mostly during nonREM sleep and are independent of the occurrence of rapid eye movements (120).
An analysis of rapid eye movements of sleep in the monkey.
1) Analyses of rapid eye movements in normal subjects].
Relationship of electrical activity in pontine reticular formation and lateral geniculate body to rapid eye movements.
Neuronal activity in the caudolateral peribrachial pons: Relationship to PGO waves and rapid eye movements.
The noradrenergic (NA-ergic) rapid eye movement (REM)-OFF neurons in locus coeruleus (LC) and cholinergic REM-ON neurons in laterodorsal/pedunculopontine tegmentum show a reciprocal firing pattern.
As with most of the great discoveries in experimental science, the discovery of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep was more an act of serendipity than a concerted effort to look for something as complex and astonishing as REM sleep.
They found that those with early, moderate or advanced glaucoma had significantly delayed rapid eye movements compared with individuals without the condition.
The first rapid eye movements are seen around the seventh month of a foetus' development.
They do know that people typically pass through repeated cycles consisting of several stages of deep sleep followed by a bout of REM sleep, named for the rapid eye movements that take place at that time, when dreams occur.
d) Idiopathic rapid eye movement (iREM) disorder is present in MSA

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