[ nahr-kuh-lep-see ]
/ ˈnɑr kəˌlɛp si /
a condition characterized by frequent and uncontrollable periods of deep sleep.
Related formsnar·co·lep·tic, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for narcolepsy
/ (ˈnɑːkəˌlɛpsɪ) /
pathol a rare condition characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep
Derived Formsnarcoleptic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for narcolepsy
[ när′kə-lĕp′sē ]
A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable, though often brief, attacks of deep sleep, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations.hypnolepsy
Related formsnar′co•lep′tic (-lĕp′tĭk) adj. n.
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