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nar·co·lep·sy

 (när′kə-lĕp′sē)
n. pl. nar·co·lep·sies
A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable, though often brief, attacks of deep sleep, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations.

nar′co·lep′tic (-lĕp′tĭk) adj.

narcolepsy

(ˈnɑːkəˌlɛpsɪ)
n
(Medicine) pathol a rare condition characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep
ˌnarcoˈleptic adj

nar•co•lep•sy

(ˈnɑr kəˌlɛp si)

n.
a disorder characterized by frequent and uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep.
[1875–80; narco- + (epi) lepsy]
nar`co•lep′tic, adj., n.

narcolepsy

Pathology. a condition characterized by frequent and uncontrollable lapses into deep sleep. — narcoleptic, adj. — narcolept, n.
See also: Sleep
a condition characterized by an uncontrollable desire for sleep or sudden onsets of sleep. — narcoleptic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narcolepsy - a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleepnarcolepsy - a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep; "he believes that narcolepsy is attributable to an inability to suppress REM sleep during waking"
hypersomnia - an inability to stay awake
Translations

narcolepsy

[ˈnɑːkəʊlepsɪ] Nnarcolepsia f

narcolepsy

[ˈnɑːrkəlɛpsi] nnarcolepsie f

nar·co·lep·sy

[MIM*161400]
n. narcolepsia, padecimiento crónico de accesos de sueño.

narcolepsy

n narcolepsia
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