Kleine-Levin syndrome

[ klahyn-luh-vin ]
/ ˈklaɪn ləˈvɪn /

noun Pathology.

prolonged episodes of excessive sleepiness often accompanied by overeating, hallucinations, and electroencephalogram changes, usually beginning in adolescence. Abbreviation: KLS

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Origin of Kleine-Levin syndrome

Named after German psychiatrist Willi Kleine (1879–1961) and Russian-born U.S. psychologist Max Levin (1901–74), who independently described it in the 1920s

Words nearby Kleine-Levin syndrome

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