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Cataplexy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


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Cataplexy
Tree Number(s)
C10.886.425.800.200.750.500
F03.870.400.800.200.750.500
Unique ID
D002385
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002385
Annotation
do not confuse with CATALEPSY
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Cataleptic Attacks
Henneberg Syndrome
Status Cataplexicus
Tonelessness Syndrome
See Also
Catalepsy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Cataplexy Preferred
Status Cataplexicus Narrower
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