Narcolepsy

a sleep disorder characterized by being able to fall asleep without warning and immediately going into REM.
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narcolepsy

[n] - a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep
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Narcolepsy

Rare sleep disorder with severe impact on those affected. Its symptoms can include hallucinations. The main characteristic of narcolepsy is overwhelming excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), even after adequate night time sleep. A person with narcolepsy is likely to become drowsy or to fall asleep, often at inappropriate times and places. Daytime nap...
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Narcolepsy

A cause of daytime sleepiness due to an inherited disorder of the control of dreaming sleep. Has to be differentiated from sleep apnoea, periodic leg movements and other rarer causes of daytime sleepiness.
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Narcolepsy

a disorder that causes excessive sleepiness during the day and frequent and uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep
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Narcolepsy

A condition, which is often familial in which there are recurrent, sudden bouts of irresistible sleep. The affected person will usually experience one other of the following: - cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone, sleep paralysis (brief paralysis on waking), and hypnagogic hallucinations (hallucinations experienced during waking or when going off...
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Narcolepsy

A chronic neurologic condition characterized by reoccurring and inexplicable drowsiness and sleep.
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Narcolepsy

disorder characterised by short periods of inappropriate sleep during the day, with sleep paralysis and hypnagogic and hypnapompic hallucinations. It is often associated with cataplexy
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Narcolepsy

Our Narcolepsy Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Narcolepsy Narcolepsy: A neurological disorder marked by a sudden recurrent uncontrollable compulsion to sleep. Narcolepsy is often associated with cataplexy (a sudden loss of muscle tone and paralysis of voluntary muscles associated with a strong emotion), ...
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narcolepsy

<neurology> A disorder of sleep associated with excessive daytime sleepiness, involuntary daytime sleep episodes, disturbed nocturnal sleep and cataplexy. ... Narcolepsy affects over 100,000 people in the United States and appears to have a genetic basis. ... Symptoms usually begin in the patients twenties. Treatment often includes the use of...
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narcolepsy

noun a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep; `he believes that narcolepsy is attributable to an inability to suppress REM sleep during waking`
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narcolepsy

(nahr´ko-lep″se) recurrent, uncontrollable, brief episodes of sleep, often associated with hallucinations just beforehand or just afterward, or cataplexy or sleep paralysis. adj., narcolep´tic., adj.
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narcolepsy

a sleep disturbance that is characterized by sudden, uncontrollable spells of sleep during the day, with disturbances of sleep at night.[2 related articles]
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narcolepsy

narcolepsy 1. A morbid inclination to sleep. 2. Uncontrollable sleepiness or desire to sleep; usually coming on at intervals even when the subject is supposed to be awake and active. 3. A sleep disorder that usually appears in young adulthood, consisting of recurring episodes of sleep during the day, and often disrupted nocturnal sleep; frequently ...
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Narcolepsy

[song] `Narcolepsy` is the 2nd song from the American rock band Third Eye Blind`s self-titled, debut album. Third Eye Blinds official website released a music video of the song back in 2000. It turned out it was actually a live performance of the song. While it wasn`t released as a single or included on A Collection, it remains a fan favori...
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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy i, also known as hypnolepsy, is a chronic neurological disorder caused by autoimmune destruction of hypocretin-producing neurons inhibiting the brain`s ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. People with narcolepsy experience frequent excessive daytime sleepiness, comparable to how non-narcoleptics feel after 24 to 48 hours of ....
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narcolepsy

Contents • What causes narcolepsy? • Who is at risk? • Signs and symptoms • Diagnosis • Treatment • Living with narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a disorder that causes a person to have difficulty staying awake. Narcolepsy can cause a person to suddenly fall asleep during t...
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narcolepsy

narcolepsy, a sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and recurring unwanted episodes of sleep (“sleep attacks”). People with narcolepsy may abruptly fall asleep at almost any time, including while talking, eating, or even walking. The attacks may range from embarras...
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narcolepsy

Type: Term Pronunciation: nar′kō-lep-sē Definitions: 1. A sleep disorder that usually appears in young adulthood, consisting of recurring episodes of sleep during the day and often disrupted nocturnal sleep; frequently accompanied by cataplexy, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations; a genetically determined disease. Synonym...
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Narcolepsy

[disambiguation] Narcolepsy is a neurological condition most characterized by Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS). Narcolepsy may also refer to: ...
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Narcolepsy

a sleep disorder characterized by being able to fall asleep without warning and immediately going into REM.
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narcolepsy

pathological drowsiness
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