TITLE

narcolepsy

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1428
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "narcolepsy" is presented. The term refers to a disorder marked by recurrent and uncontrolled attacks of daytime sleepiness, often associated with temporary muscular paralysis. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also provided.
ACCESSION #
21237139

 

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