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A chronic ailment that consists of recurrent attacks of drowsiness and sleep during daytime; narcolepsy.
The patient is unable to control these spells of sleep but is easily awakened. These attacks may be distinguished from ordinary drowsiness following a meal by the frequency of the occurrence of such attacks, their irresistibility, and their happening in unusual circumstances; such as, while eating, standing, or conversing.
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