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fatal familial insomnia

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  • n. A very rare autosomal-dominant inherited prion disease of the brain, in which progressively worsening insomnia leads to hallucinations and delirium.

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  • This inherited prion-based disease is the subject of "The Family that Couldn't Sleep" by D.T. Max, which appeared in paperback earlier this year.

    December 17, 2007