Narcolepsy definition

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A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable, though often brief, attacks of deep sleep, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations.
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A chronic neurological disorder characterized by episodes of involuntary sleep and, often, cataplexy, hallucinations, etc.
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A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable, though often brief, attacks of deep sleep, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations.
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(pathology) A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep, often brief, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations.

Excitement induced narcolepsy caused him to sleep through the most important events of his life.

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Noun

Singular:
narcolepsy
Plural:
narcolepsies

Origin of narcolepsy

  • narco- +"Ž -lepsy

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