[kron-uh-ther-uh-pee, kroh-nuh-] /ˌkrɒn əˈθɛr ə pi, ˌkroʊ nə-/

noun, Medicine/Medical.
a treatment for insomnia in which a person’s normal cycle of waking and sleeping is altered.


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