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Restless legs syndrome

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restless legs syndrome

(Science: syndrome) A sense of indescribable uneasiness, twitching, or restlessness that occurs in the legs after going to bed, frequently leading to insomnia, which may be relieved temporarily by walking about; thought to be caused by inadequate circulation or as a side effect of antipsychotic medication.

See: akathisia.

Synonym: ekbom syndrome, restless legs.