restless leg syndrome

restless leg syndrome
noun see restless legs syndrome

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Restless leg syndrome — An uncomfortable creeping, crawling, tingling, pulling, twitching, tearing, aching, throbbing, prickling or grabbing sensation in the calves that occurs while sitting or while lying down. Whatever the nature of the sensation, the result is an… …   Medical dictionary

  • restless leg syndrome — noun a disorder which most usually affects the legs, but also the arms and torso, causing uncomfortable unusual sensations and an irresistible urge to move the affected part to relieve the discomfort. Abbrev.: RLS …   Australian English dictionary

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  • restless legs syndrome — noun Date: 1976 a nervous disorder characterized by aching, crawling, or creeping sensations of the legs that occur especially at night usually when lying down (as before sleep) and cause a compelling urge to move the legs called also restless… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Leg — In popular usage, the leg extends from the top of the thigh down to the foot. However, in medical terminology, the leg refers to the portion of the lower extremity from the knee to the ankle. The leg has two bones: the tibia and the fibula. Both… …   Medical dictionary

  • syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome — (often referred to as just postural tachycardia syndrome or POTS) is a condition of dysautonomia, and more specifically, orthostatic intolerance, in which a change from the supine position to an upright position causes an abnormally large… …   Wikipedia

  • RLS — restless leg syndrome …   Australian English dictionary

  • Periodic limb movement disorder — Classification and external resources ICD 9 327.51 DiseasesDB 29476 …   Wikipedia

  • Hyperkinesia — This article is about hyperkinesia, the pathologically increased muscular movement. For hyperkinesis, hyperactivity often seen in children, see Hyperkinesis. Hyperkinesia Basal ganglia and its normal pathways. This circuitry is often disrupted in …   Wikipedia

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