narco-, narc-, -narcotic, narcotico-, -narcosis, -narcoticism

(Greek: numbness, dullness; sleep, stupor, torpor; benumb, deaden)

acronarcotic (adjective), more acronarcotic, most acronarcotic
Pertaining to having both acrid (sharp, pungent) and qualities of insensibility.
antinarcotic (adjective), more antinarcotic, most antinarcotic
A reference to counteracting depression.
autonarcosis (s) (noun), autonarcoses (pl)
Self induced sleep.
denarcotize (verb), denarcotizes; denarcotized; denarcotizing
To remove or to decrease drowsiness, sleepiness, or other insensible conditions.
electronarcosis (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. Producing insensibility to pain with the use of electrical current.
2. The induction of unconsciousness by the application of electricity to the brain between electrodes placed on the temples.
3. Anesthesia that is induced or produced by passing precisely controlled electric current through the brain without causing convulsions: One example of electronarcosis is the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
encephalonarcosis (s) (noun), encephalonarcoses (pl)
A stupor brought on by a brain disease.
hypnonarcoanalysis (s) (noun), hypnonarcoanalyses (pl)
A psychiatric activity combining hypnosis with a drug-induced sedation.
hypnonarcosis (s) (noun), hypnonarcoses (pl)
A combination of hypnosis and narcosis.
hysteronarcolepsy (s) (noun), hysteronarcolepsies (pl)
A sleeping problem that is caused by an emotional problem.
narcoanalysis (s) (noun), narcoanalyses (pl)
Psychotherapeutic treatment under light anesthesia, originally used in acute combat cases during World War II; also used in the treatment of childhood trauma.
narcoanesthesia, narcoanaesthesia (s) (noun); narcoanesthesias, narcoanaesthesias (pl)
The suppression or elimination of pain as a result of using special medications: The proper use of narcoanesthesia for Karl was critical for the success of the delicate surgery that would be performed on him.
narcohypnia (s) (noun), narcohypnias (pl)
A general numbness that is sometimes experienced at the moment of waking up from sleep.
narcohypnosis (s) (noun) (no plural)
A stupor or a deep sleep induced by hypnosis.
narcolepsy (s) (noun), narcolepsies (pl)
1. An uncontrollable sleepiness or desire to sleep; usually, coming on at intervals even when the subject is supposed to be awake and active: An excitement-induced narcolepsy caused Herman to doze and slumber through one of the most important events of his life.
2. A sleep disorder that usually appears in young adulthood, consisting of recurring episodes of sleep during the day, and often disrupted nocturnal sleep: Quite often, narcolepsy is accompanied by sleep paralysis and hallucinations.
Example of man on TV with narcolepsy.
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Sometimes narcolepsy is described as "sleep attack"

There are times when narcolepsy, or severe sleepiness, occurs so suddenly and with such overwhelming power that it is referred to as a "sleep attack".

Some victims have several "attacks" each day. Excessive daytime sleepiness often occurs at inopportune times: in the classroom, at business meetings, during a meal, in the middle of a conversation, or even when active before an audience of people; such as, an announcer on TV as shown in the above image.

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally.

At various times throughout the day, people with narcolepsy experience fleeting urges to sleep. If the urge becomes overwhelming, individuals will fall asleep for periods lasting from a few seconds to several minutes.

An uncontrollable condition of falling asleep.
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narcolept (s) (noun), narcolepts (pl)
Someone who has narcolepsy.

Related "sleep" units: dorm-; hypno-; letho-; oneiro- (dream); somni-; sopor-.