narcolepsy

noun nar·co·lep·sy \ ˈnär-kə-ˌlep-sē \

Definition of narcolepsy

plural narcolepsies
: a condition characterized by brief attacks of deep sleep often occurring with cataplexy and hypnagogic hallucinations

narcoleptic

play \ˌnär-kə-ˈlep-tik\ adjective

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NARCOLEPSY Defined for English Language Learners

narcolepsy

noun

Definition of narcolepsy for English Language Learners

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


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narcolepsy

noun nar·co·lep·sy \ ˈnär-kə-ˌlep-sē \

medical Definition of narcolepsy

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


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