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  • n. Lack of muscle tone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as atony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. lack of normal muscular tension or tonus


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  • Often called a nightmare, isolated sleep paralysis is not considered a sleep disorder (as when it occurs with narcolepsy), but rather an extremely disconcerting intrusion of the atonia, or paralysis, of REM sleep carried over into your waking state.

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  • The muscle atonia prevents individuals from physically carrying out their dreams.

    Serendip's Exchange

  • For instance, when humans dream that they are running, they are unable to actually run in reality because of muscle atonia.

    Serendip's Exchange

  • One of the main characteristics of the REM stage, muscle atonia, is the temporary paralyzation of skeletal muscle (1).

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  • The neural structures responsible for muscle atonia are located in the dorsolateral portions of the pons located in the brainstem (1).

    Serendip's Exchange

  • During REM sleep, neural activities generating muscle atonia descend through the medulla and spinal cord, and inhibit the motorneurons in the brainstem and spinal cord (1).

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  • In fact, the cause of sleep paralysis is "a marked dissociation between level of alertness and muscle atonia that often occurs in SOREM (sleep onset - REM) sleep episodes (1)."

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  • Physiologically, it is closely related to the paralysis that occurs as a natural part of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is known as REM atonia. - Articles related to Sleep debt

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  • That is, does the atonia in REM sleep provide a utility to help restore the mechanobiology and respective diurnal intervertebral disc hydraulic loss?

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