rapid eye movement

noun

Definition of rapid eye movement

: a rapid conjugate movement of the eyes associated especially with REM sleep

Examples of rapid eye movement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brand’s official name, r.e.m. beauty, conjures the dream state — the rapid eye movement stage of slumber — but also smuggles in Grande’s nickname, Ari. Allure Editors, Allure, 29 Dec. 2021 The brand’s official name, r.e.m. beauty, conjures the dream state — the rapid eye movement stage of slumber — but also smuggles in Grande’s nickname, Ari. Allure Editors, Allure, 29 Dec. 2021 The brand’s official name, r.e.m. beauty, conjures the dream state — the rapid eye movement stage of slumber — but also smuggles in Grande’s nickname, Ari. Allure Editors, Allure, 29 Dec. 2021 Four years earlier, Nathaniel Kleitman, a physiologist, and Eugene Aserinsky, a graduate student, had written a paper that reported the discovery of rapid eye movement, or REM, during sleep, an indication of dreaming. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 17 Dec. 2021 This can also determine if REM (rapid eye movement) sleep occurs earlier than is typical, says NINDS. Sarah Fielding, Health.com, 7 Dec. 2021 Most dreams occur during the REM (or rapid eye movement) stage of sleep , says Jade Wu, PhD, a sleep researcher at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. Jennifer King Lindley, Health.com, 2 Dec. 2021 For starters, airways will close the most during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, a stage typically occurring in the morning. Sarah Fielding, Health.com, 7 Oct. 2021 Sleep paralysis is caused by what appears to be a basic brain glitch at the interface between wakefulness and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Baland Jalal, Scientific American, 15 July 2020 See More

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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rapid eye movement

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Medical Definition of rapid eye movement

: a rapid conjugate movement of the eyes associated especially with REM sleep

called also REM

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