narcolepsy[nar′kō-lep-sē]

Type:Term

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.

Synonyms
Gélineau syndrome , paroxysmal sleep

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