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Glossary for Narcolepsy 5

  • Automobile accidents injury: An injury caused by the mechanism of a car accident
  • Cataplexy: A rare condtion characterized by episodes of severe muscle weakness which can sometimes lead to a complete collapse - it usually occurs in people with a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.
  • Drowsiness: Excessive tiredness or sleepiness
  • Fatigue conditions: Medical conditions causing or characterized by fatigue (extreme tiredness or weakness).
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Insomnia: Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with the initiation, duration, maintenance, or quality of sleep that occurs despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep that results in some form of daytime impairment.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Occupational Injuries: Any injury that occurs during the act of working for monetary remuneration
  • Reduced alertness: A condition which is characterized by a decreased level of consciousness
  • Sleep disorders: Any disorder that affects ones sleep
  • Social problems: Difficulty relating to other people

 

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