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Definition of Sopor

Sopor: Abnormally deep sleep, an unusually profound sleep, a stupor from which it is difficult to rouse a person. Sopor may be due to a drug.

"Sopor" is Latin for "deep sleep." The root is "somnus," the Latin for "sleep" (and the name of the Roman god of sleep.) "Soporific" has the same derivation.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=17887
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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