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Disease Cataplexy

Name Cataplexy
Synonyms Attack, Cataleptic | Attacks, Cataleptic | Cataleptic Attack | Cataleptic Attacks | Henneberg Syndrome | Status Cataplexicus | Syndrome, Henneberg | Syndromes, Tonelessness | Syndrome, Tonelessness | Tonelessness Syndrome | Tonelessness Syndromes
Definition A condition characterized by transient weakness or paralysis of somatic musculature triggered by an emotional stimulus or physical exertion. Cataplexy is frequently associated with NARCOLEPSY. During a cataplectic attack, there is a marked reduction in muscle tone similar to the normal physiologic hypotonia that accompanies rapid eye movement sleep (SLEEP, REM). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p396)
Categories Mental disorder | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D002385

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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Sleep Wake Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Dyssomnias Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Disorders of Excessive Somnolence Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Narcolepsy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Cataplexy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesMental Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Sleep Wake Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Dyssomnias Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Disorders of Excessive Somnolence Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Narcolepsy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Cataplexy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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