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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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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 21, 2019-: Narcolepsy Therapeutics Market Is Projected To Grow Rapidly Owing To Rising Research Activities And Increasing Healthcare Expenditure Till 2025 | Million Insights
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to United States-based Harmony Biosciences LLC's WAKIX (pitolisant) intended for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy, it was reported yesterday.
Global Banking News-August 16, 2019-Harmony to launch EDS treatment for narcolepsy patients in Q4
So far this year, we reported positive topline results from the Phase 2 ASCEND trial of AXS-05 in major depressive disorder as well as the Phase 2 trial of AXS-05 in smoking cessation, and launched the Phase 3 MOMENTUM trial of AXS-07 in the acute treatment of migraine and the Phase 2 CONCERT trial of AXS-12 in the treatment of narcolepsy," said Herriot Tabuteau, MD, CEO of Axsome.
THE FOOD AND DRUG Admin istration has approved solriamfetol (Sunosi) for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea.
The report features unique and salient factors that are likely to have a high impact on the development of the narcolepsy treatment market during the forecast period.
Summary: The report features unique and salient factors that are likely to have a high impact on the development of the narcolepsy treatment market during the forecast period.
The 15,651 square foot facility will assist Harmony in advancing the understanding of narcolepsy and providing information and resources to individuals who live with narcolepsy and healthcare professionals who treat patients with this disorder.
A I think he could have narcolepsy where sufferers have frequent, irresistible naps and marked disturbance of sleep at night.
Narcolepsy type 1 is a rare disabling sleep disorder mainly characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy, an emotion-triggered sudden loss of muscle tone [1,2].