from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Sleeplessness; insomnia; morbid wakefulness or vigilance.

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  • noun medicine Persistent loss of sleep; insomnia; sleeplessness.

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  • noun a vigil before certain feasts (as e.g. Easter)


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  • Later on, when we have got the crises and the agrypnia by the throat, I should like you to take a little clear soup, and then a little broth, but always with milk; au lait!

    Within a Budding Grove

  • Among the most prominent and annoying symptoms was _agrypnia_.

    The Electric Bath

  • Although, as a rule, but the symptom of some definite pathological condition, agrypnia is of such frequent occurrence, and so detrimental to the general health, that it appears to me to merit special consideration.

    The Electric Bath

  • _agrypnia_ we are unable to discover any pathological condition that would account for this symptom; but the probability is that here there is a sluggishness of some one or more of the functions, mental or physical, too obscurely manifested to be discovered by our present means of diagnosis, yet reached and rectified by a mode of electrization that traverses and permeates _every_ portion of the body.

    The Electric Bath


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  • JM reckons agrypnia is a real eye opener

    October 4, 2009