RLS

Definition / meaning of RLS

A condition in which a person has a strong urge to move his or her legs in order to stop uncomfortable sensations. These include burning, itching, creeping, tugging, crawling, or pain. These feelings usually happen when a person is lying or sitting down, and are worse at night. They can also occur in other parts of the body. Also called restless legs syndrome.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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