somnambulism

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somnambulism

a condition that is characterized by walking while asleep or in a hypnotic trance

Somnambulism

 

a pathological state that is manifested in unconscious, outwardly well-ordered, and at times absurd or dangerous actions performed while sleeping and consequently not remembered. Somnambulism may be induced artificially through hypnotism, which indicates the similarity between the pathophysiological mechanisms of somnambulism and hypnosis.

somnambulism

[säm′näm·byə‚liz·əm]
(physiology)
Sleepwalking.
The performance of any fairly complex act while in a sleeplike state or trance.
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