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Alpha wave

Definition of the noun alpha wave

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noun

  1. the normal brainwave in the electroencephalogram of a person who is awake but relaxed; occurs with a frequency of 8-12 hertz

Alternative definition of the noun alpha wave

noun

  1. [neurology] An electrical signal produced by the brain while the subject is relaxed.

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Alpha Wave is a record label.

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"Alpha Wave" is a musical single of System 7 & 777?.

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Alpha wave: Alpha waves are neural oscillations in the frequency range of 7.5–12.5 Hz arising from synchronous and coherent electrical activity of thalamic pacemaker cells in humans. They are also called Berger's wave in memory of the founder of EEG.

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Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

alpha wave training A type of biofeedback (q.v.). Alpha brain waves ( . – . cps) are characteristic of relaxed and peaceful wakefulness (the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

alpha wave n. A high-amplitude *EEG wave with a frequency of 8–12 hertz, characteristic of relaxed wakefulness, usually in a person whose eyes are closed. Also called an alpha rhythm. See also alpha ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Hindu Gods and Goddesses (1998)

by Suresh Chandra

Each time the alpha wave appears the machine makes a sound. The person will then try to keep the tone going continuously by making alpha waves and this is known as bio-feedback. Most people found that they actually felt relaxed in the ...

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

wave ranging in frequency from 15 to 30 per second and lower voltage than alpha waves; beta rhythm. *ET wrūT; Wave 1040 Excitation W., alpha wave of altered electrical conditions.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

See alpha wave. alpha-thalassaemia [Gk, thalassa, sea + haima, blood], thalassaemia caused by decreased rate of synthesis of the alpha chains of haemoglobin. The homozygous form (total loss of alpha globin production) is incompatible ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2013)

by Mosby

alpha-globulins alpha-glucosidase inhibitor alpha hemolysis alphaZ-interferon alpha-L-fucosidase alpha particle alpha receptor alpha redistribution phase alpha state Alpha Tau Delta alpha-thalassemia alphavirus alpha wave Alport's ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1991)

by Stuart Sutherland

alpha wave. The EEG waves of 8 12 Hz that produce the ALPHARHYTHM. alteration defect. Any defect of colour vision caused by an abnormality in the absorption ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

sections: cetebrums brain surgeon: neurosurgeon brain wave of alert waking state: beta rhythm, beta wave brain wave of awake and relaxed state: alpha rhythm, alpha wave brain wave: brainchild, brainstorm, idea brainless: asinine, dumb, ...

Google previewDictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing (2013)

by Alireza Bahadori, Chikezie Nwaoha, Malcolm William Clark

Alpha Wave: The initial wave of gravel transport when packing a well with a deviation over 55°. Alternate Path Technology: A patented screen design that allows gravelpacking slurry to flow past an annular bridge point that would normally stop ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

alpha wave, one of several types of brain waves, characterized by a relatively high voltage or amplitude and a frequency of 8 to 13 Hz. Alpha waves are the “relaxed waves” of the brain and constitute the ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

alpha wave, one of several types of brain waves, characterized by a relatively high voltage or amplitude and a frequency of 8 to 13 Hz. Alpha waves are the “relaxed waves” of the brain and constitute the ...

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