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  1. restless legs syndrome, restless legs, Ekbom syndromenoun

    feeling of uneasiness and restlessness in the legs after going to bed (sometimes causing insomnia); may be relieved temporarily by walking or moving the legs

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  1. Restless legs syndrome

    Restless Legs Syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move one's body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations. It most commonly affects the legs, but can affect the arms, torso, head, and even phantom limbs. Moving the affected body part modulates the sensations, providing temporary relief. WED/RLS sensations range from pain or an aching in the muscles, to "an itch you can't scratch", an unpleasant "tickle that won't stop", or even a "crawling" feeling. The sensations typically begin or intensify during quiet wakefulness, such as when relaxing, reading, studying, or trying to sleep. Additionally, most individuals with WED/RLS suffer from periodic limb movement disorder, which is an objective physiologic marker of the disorder and is associated with sleep disruption. Some controversy surrounds the marketing of drug treatments for WED/RLS. It is a "spectrum" disease with some people experiencing only a minor annoyance and others suffering major disruption of sleep and significant impairments in quality of life.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Restless Legs Syndrome

    A disorder characterized by aching or burning sensations in the lower and rarely the upper extremities that occur prior to sleep or may awaken the patient from sleep. Complying with an irresistible urge to move the affected limbs brings temporary relief. Sleep may become disrupted, resulting in excessive daytime hypersomnolence. This condition may be associated with UREMIA; DIABETES MELLITUS; and rheumatoid arthritis. Restless Legs Syndrome differs from NOCTURNAL MYOCLONUS SYNDROME in that in the latter condition the individual does not report adverse sensory stimuli and it is primarily a sleep-associated movement disorder. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p387; Schweiz Rundsch Med Prax 1997 Apr 30;86(18):732-736)

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  • متلازمة تململ الساقينArabic
  • Syndrom der ruhelosen BeineGerman
  • σύνδρομο ανήσυχων ποδιώνGreek
  • पैर हिलाने की बीमारीHindi
  • syndrom niespokojnych nógPolish
  • синдром беспокойных ногRussian
  • విరామం లేని కాళ్ళు సిండ్రోమ్Telugu
  • huzursuz bacak sendromuTurkish
  • بے چین پیروں سنڈرومUrdu

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