narcolepsy narcolepsy  /ˈnɑr kə ˌlɛp si/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep

Usage(s):

  1. You'd think only someone suffering an advanced case of narcolepsy would be immune to them.
  2. The latest addition to that budding pharmacopoeia is a narcolepsy drug called modafinil that was approved two years ago to help shift workers stay alert.
  3. With that in mind, Farah is studying modafinil, a drug developed for narcolepsy that is prescribed off-label to patients with depression, ADHD or even jet lag.

News

  1. Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news

    A Chattanooga investment firm on Wednesday announced the results of its ADX-NO5 for the company's Phase 2a clinical trial for the treatment of narcolepsy.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Chattanoogan

  2. New Research at SLEEP 2013 Demonstrates People with Narcolepsy Face Significant Health and Economic Burden and High ...

    DUBLIN, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers will present data today that demonstrate people with narcolepsy face significant personal health and economic burden. The Burden of Narcolepsy Disease (BOND)...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

Quotes

  1. "These data make it clear that narcolepsy is not just a sleeping disorder, but a hypothalamic disease with a much broader symptom profile," said Dr. Fortuyn. "Hypocretin, the neurotransmitter that is lost in narcolepsy, has been implicated in...
    on Mar 1, 2008 By: Pim Fortuyn Source: Science Daily (press release)

  2. "A long list of things. I have narcolepsy. I have sleep apnea. I have a heart condition," Schrenko said, also listing problems with her back, circulatory system and pulmonary system.
    on May 10, 2006 By: Linda Schrenko Source: Online Athens

  3. "She is like the ultimate speed reader! I have, like, reading narcolepsy, where I read one page and I fall asleep," said Misty. "And she can roll through books like no other. That is kind of frustrating because I wish I could enjoy reading...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Misty May-Treanor Source: Voice of America

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