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narcolepsy

narcolepsy

noun nar·co·lep·sy \ˈnär-kə-ˌlep-sē\

medical : a medical condition in which someone suddenly falls into a deep sleep while talking, working, etc.

plural nar·co·lep·sies

Full Definition of NARCOLEPSY

:  a condition characterized by brief attacks of deep sleep often occurring with cataplexy and hypnagogic hallucinations
nar·co·lep·tic \ˌnär-kə-ˈlep-tik\ adjective

Origin of NARCOLEPSY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1880

narcolepsy

noun nar·co·lep·sy \ˈnär-kə-ˌlep-sē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural nar·co·lep·sies

Medical Definition of NARCOLEPSY

:  a condition characterized by brief attacks of deep sleep often occurring with cataplexy and hypnagogic hallucinations—compare hypersomnia 2

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