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sleep terror disorder


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A parasomnia characterized by repeated awakening from sleep, usually during the first part of the night and with a scream or cry, in a state of intense fear, confused, disoriented, and without any vivid recall of a dream, unresponsive to being comforted, and with amnesia for the episode the following morning. Also called night terrors or pavor nocturnus or, if occurring during the day, pavor diurnus. Compare nightmare disorder.

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