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accès de sommeil d'apparition soudaine

English translation: Sudden onset of sleep (SOS), sudden onset sleeping attacks/bouts

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French term or phrase:accès de sommeil d'apparition soudaine
English translation:Sudden onset of sleep (SOS), sudden onset sleeping attacks/bouts
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09:40 Feb 20, 2008
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Medical - Medical: Pharmaceuticals
French term or phrase: accès de sommeil d'apparition soudaine
I've seen that "accès de sommeil" has been translated in our glossary as "narcolepsy". I'm wondering if there isn't another term appropriate here, as it is one of a list of side effects:

"Le traitement par le XXXX est à l'origine de somnolences et d'accès de sommeil d'apparition soudaine, en particulier chez les patients atteints d'une malade de Parkinson. Ces accès de sommeil d'apparition soudaine pendant les activités quotidiennes, et qui surviennent sans que le patient en ait conscience ou sans signes d'alerte préalables, restent exceptionnels.
Ysabel812
Sudden onset of sleep (SOS), sudden onset sleeping attacks/bouts, or narcolepsy
Explanation:
for Parkinson's disease Sudden onset of sleep (SOS)

Sudden onset of sleep (SOS) in Parkinson´s disease (PD) [Abstract]. Sleep, 26(Abstract Suppl. ... "Sleep attacks" at the steering wheel in PD [Abstract]. ...
www.psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de/methoden/forschung/projekt... - 21k -

However, some individuals are diagnosed in early childhood, and some elderly may experience the sudden onset of sleep attacks as well. ...
www.medopedia.com/narcolepsy - 14k -

The numbers of sleep bouts of different lengths in the dark period were ..... A report also exists of sudden onset of severe narcolepsy with cataplexy one ...
linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0014488604001396 -

or just sudden sleep attacks.

Planned naps can help regulate daytime sleep and reduce the number of unplanned, sudden sleep attacks. It is important to tell teachers and supervisors ...
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000802.htm - 25k -



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Note added at 11 hrs (2008-02-20 21:18:48 GMT)
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As Michael points out, in the context of PD, my first answer and first ref are SOS. My intention was just to answer the asker concerning the reason for translating "accés de sommeil" by narcolepsy.
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Thanks so much for this answer and all of the documentation!
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4 +5Sudden onset of sleep (SOS), sudden onset sleeping attacks/bouts, or narcolepsy
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Sudden onset of sleep (SOS), sudden onset sleeping attacks/bouts, or narcolepsy


Explanation:
for Parkinson's disease Sudden onset of sleep (SOS)

Sudden onset of sleep (SOS) in Parkinson´s disease (PD) [Abstract]. Sleep, 26(Abstract Suppl. ... "Sleep attacks" at the steering wheel in PD [Abstract]. ...
www.psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de/methoden/forschung/projekt... - 21k -

However, some individuals are diagnosed in early childhood, and some elderly may experience the sudden onset of sleep attacks as well. ...
www.medopedia.com/narcolepsy - 14k -

The numbers of sleep bouts of different lengths in the dark period were ..... A report also exists of sudden onset of severe narcolepsy with cataplexy one ...
linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0014488604001396 -

or just sudden sleep attacks.

Planned naps can help regulate daytime sleep and reduce the number of unplanned, sudden sleep attacks. It is important to tell teachers and supervisors ...
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000802.htm - 25k -



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Note added at 11 hrs (2008-02-20 21:18:48 GMT)
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As Michael points out, in the context of PD, my first answer and first ref are SOS. My intention was just to answer the asker concerning the reason for translating "accés de sommeil" by narcolepsy.

Drmanu49
France
Local time: 02:10
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 1025
Grading comment
Thanks so much for this answer and all of the documentation!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Glen McCulley
11 mins
  -> Thank you Glen.

agree  EJP
13 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  Diane de Cicco: Sudden bouts of sleep
18 mins
  -> Thank you SDDC. ;-)

agree  Victoria Burns:
55 mins
  -> Thank you Victoria.

agree  sktrans
5 hrs
  -> Thank you.

neutral  Michael Barnett: Well, hold on a second here. "Sudden onset of sleep" is 100% correct. "Narcolepsy" is 100% wrong since, although you get SOS in narcolepsy, narcolepsy is a disease distinct from PD. Why not pick one best answer?
11 hrs
  -> You are right Michael, but sleep attacks are often mentioned in the context of narcolepsy. This to answer the asker's question. I thought my first ref made things clear in the context of PD.
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Feb 25, 2008 - Changes made by Drmanu49:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/779710">Ysabel812's</a> old entry - "accès de sommeil d'apparition soudaine" » "Sudden onset of sleep (SOS), sudden onset sleeping attacks/bouts, or narcolepsy "


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