Definition of Restless legs syndrome

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Ekbom Syndrome, Restless Legs
Generic synonyms: Syndrome



Definition of Restless legs syndrome

1. Noun. A neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move one's body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations, usually in the legs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Restless legs syndrome

1. A sense of indescribable uneasiness, twitching, or restlessness that occurs in the legs after going to bed, frequently leading to insomnia, which may be relieved temporarily by walking about; thought to be caused by inadequate circulation or as a side effect of antipsychotic medication. See: akathisia. Synonym: Ekbom syndrome, restless legs. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Restless legs syndrome

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1. Your Guide to Healthy Sleep by National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute (2004)
"restless legs syndrome (RLS) restless legs syndrome (RLS) causes an unpleasant prickling or tingling in the legs, especially in the calves, that is relieved ..."

2. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"... relationship of brain iron metabolism to monoamine metabolism in Restless Legs Syndrome and; food based approaches to the eradication of iron deficiency ..."

3. Strategy Development Workshop on Sleep Education: Summary Report edited by Barbara J. Fink, Susan T. Shero (1995)
"... CA 92161 Pickett M. Guthrie, MLS Executive Director restless legs syndrome Foundation, Inc. 1904 Banbury Road Raleigh, NC 27608 Peter J. Hauri, ..."

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