from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable, though often brief, attacks of deep sleep, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations.
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- n. A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep, often brief, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A condition characterized by a tendency to fall into a short sleep on all occasions.
- n. Petit mal, when presenting a simple brief loss of consciousness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep
Treatment needs to be individualized, as each person with narcolepsy is different.
Although narcolepsy is a relatively uncommon condition, its impact on a child's life can be dramatic and, if not recognized, disabling.
Wahoo – sleep-induced narcolepsy is soooo much better than sleep-deprivation-induced narcolepsy!!!!
A person with narcolepsy is likely to become drowsy or to fall asleep, often at inappropriate times and places.
"No," he resumed, "it is just a case of what we call narcolepsy -- pathological somnolence -- a sudden, uncontrollable inclination to sleep, occurring sometimes repeatedly or at varying intervals.
Both of these youngsters had a disorder called narcolepsy, whose main symptom is excessive sleepiness.
It was first marketed for narcolepsy, which is a sleep disorder.
Unfortunately, she has a condition called narcolepsy.
JOHN BYRNE, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER: Well, it was originally designed and approved by the FDA several years ago to treat narcolepsy, which is a disease associated with excessive daytime sleep.
Known as a narcolepsy drugmaker, Jazz Pharmaceuticals JAZZ is about to lose the distinction of a one-trick pony.