Definition of narcolepsy
: a condition characterized by brief attacks of deep sleep often occurring with cataplexy and hypnagogic hallucinations
narcolepticplay \ˌnär-kə-ˈlep-tik\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of narcolepsy
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1880
NARCOLEPSY Defined for English Language Learners
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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