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Meaning of NARCOLEPSY

Pronunciation:  'nurku`lepsee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  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"
 

NARCOLEPSY is a 10 letter word that starts with N.

 

 See Also: hypersomnia

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Narcolepsy is a disorder of sleep and wakefulness; all patients with narcolepsy are positive for the DR2 antigen which is one of the HLA antigens. Patients affected with narcolepsy have a chronic and excessive need to sleep regardless of the time of the day and this need is not relieved by increased sleep at night.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: catalepsy, coma, encephalitis lethargica, high, lethargy, narcohypnosis, narcoma, narcosis, narcotic stupor, narcotization, nod, sedation, shock, sleeping sickness, sopor, stupor, swoon, thanatosis, trance
 

 

 

 

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