narcolepsy

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Etymology[edit]

From French narcolepsie. Surface etymology is narco- +‎ -lepsy

Noun[edit]

narcolepsy (countable and uncountable, plural narcolepsies)

  1. (pathology) A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep, often brief, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations
    Excitement-induced narcolepsy caused him to sleep through the most important events of his life.

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