TITLE

sleep-wake cycle

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2014
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "sleep-wake cycle" is presented. It refers to the amount of time spent asleep and awake, and the cycle of that sleeping schedule from day to day.
ACCESSION #
21245838

 

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