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Sleep related terms

- K -

  • K complex

  • Sharp, negative, high-voltage EEG wave, followed by a slower, positive component. K complex, occurring spontaneously during NREM sleep, beginning in (and defining) stage 2. K complexes can be elicited during sleep by external (particularly auditory) stimuli as well.

  • K-Alpha

  • Type of microarousal; K complex followed by several seconds of alpha rhythm.

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