Human Physiology

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Central mechanisms of the sleep-wakefulness cycle control

  • V. M. Koval’zon


The notions on the anatomical, physiological and neurochemical mechanisms of the regulation of wakefulness, slow wave (NREM) sleep and paradoxical (REM) sleep formed by the end of the first decade of the 21st century are briefly reviewed.


wakefulness slow wave (NREM) sleep paradoxical (REM) sleep orexin/hypocretin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Koval’zon
    • 1
  1. 1.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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