alpha state

noun

Medical Definition of alpha state

: a state of wakeful relaxation that is associated with increased alpha wave activity When electroencephalograms show a brain wave pattern of 9 to 12 cycles per second, the subject is said to be in alpha state, usually described as relaxed, peaceful, or floating.— Gerald Walker, The New York Times

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“Alpha state.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alpha%20state. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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