cataplexy


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cataplexy

[′kad·ə‚plek·sē]
(medicine)
Sudden loss of muscle tone provoked by exaggerated emotion, such as excessive anger or laughter, often associated with a profound desire for sleep.
Prostration by the sudden onset of disease.
Hypnotic sleep.
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The market is segmented by type as secondary narcolepsy, narcolepsy with cataplexy, and narcolepsy without cataplexy.
The Company's primary focus is on the development and potential FDAapproval for FT218, which is in a Phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of narcolepsy patients suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and cataplexy. In addition, Avadel develops and markets a portfolio of sterile injectable drugs used in the hospital setting.
Patients with narcolepsy have cataplexy (REM dissociation) and /or at least 2 SOREM periods on MLST, or at least 1 SOREM period on MLST in conjunction with a SOREM on the preceding PSG, (4) which Mr.
Narcolepsy is a serious, chronic disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), with some patients experiencing intermittent uncontrolled muscle weakness or paralysis (cataplexy).
After obtaining patients' and parents' consents, three narcolepsy type 1 patients (2 children and 1 adult) were treated within 1 to 4 months after generalized cataplexy onset.
Modafanil and clomipramine treatment was initiated with a diagnosis of narcolepsy and cataplexy. In the follow-up visit performed one month later, it was learned that his symptoms had regressed markedly, sleepiness during the daytime was improved completely, cataplexy occurred rarely when he was extremely excited, he had started to attend school, and his academic success was good.
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It is able to diagnose narcolepsy, a complex neurological disorder marked by a patient's uncontrollable sleepiness, sleep paralysis (a patient is awake but can't move), hallucinations and cataplexy, a disturbing condition where heightened emotions cause a patient to suddenly lose muscle control and collapse.
Emily, 26, has narcolepsy and cataplexy - a debilitating symptom which means emotion can cause her to collapse up to 30 times a day.
Pauline said her son also suffers from a related condition, cataplexy - in which a strong emotion or laughter causes a person to suffer sudden physical collapse or lose control of facial muscles, often resulting in slurred speech.
The youngster cannot walk or speak and suffers from a number of conditions including epilepsy, narcolepsy and cataplexy, which causes sudden and temporary loss of muscular control.
The 40-year-old suffers from the nerve disorder cataplexy and collapses when she laughs or cries.