RAPID EYE MOVEMENT SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER
\ɹˈapɪd ˈa͡ɪ mˈuːvmənt slˈiːp bɪhˈe͡ɪvjə dɪsˈɔːdə], \ɹˈapɪd ˈaɪ mˈuːvmənt slˈiːp bɪhˈeɪvjə dɪsˈɔːdə], \ɹ_ˈa_p_ɪ_d ˈaɪ m_ˈuː_v_m_ə_n_t s_l_ˈiː_p b_ɪ_h_ˈeɪ_v_j_ə d_ɪ_s_ˈɔː_d_ə]\
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A disorder characterized by episodes of vigorous and often violent motor activity during REM sleep (SLEEP, REM). The affected individual may inflict self injury or harm others, and is difficult to awaken from this condition. Episodes are usually followed by a vivid recollection of a dream that is consistent with the aggressive behavior. This condition primarily affects adult males. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p393)
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