Cataplexy

Trance like state brought on by extreme fright, like a rabbit in a motor vehicle`s headlamps

Cataplexy

Sudden loss of muscle power, with collapse onto the ground, but no loss of consciousness. A feature of narcolepsy that occurs particularly during moments of excitement or anticipation.
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Cataplexy

sudden loss of muscle tone associated with emotional upset or laughter. It is often associated with narcolepsy
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Cataplexy

Cataplexy: A debilitating medical condition in which a person suddenly feels weak and collapses at moments of strong emotion such as laughter, anger, fear or surprise. In so collapsing, people with cataplexy may injure themselves. Laughter and other emotions trigger a reflex in persons that can bring many of the muscles of the body to the point of ...
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Cataplexy

Cat'a·plex`y noun [ Greek ... amazement: confer Apoplexy .] (Medicine) A morbid condition caused by an overwhelming shock or extreme fear and marked by rigidity of the muscles. -- Cat`a*plec'tic adjective
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cataplexy

<neurology, psychiatry> A sudden loss of muscle tone that may be induced by severe mental shock or as an additional feature of narcolepsy. ... (16 Mar 1998) ...
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cataplexy

(kat´ә-plek″se) a condition, often associated with narcolepsy; marked by abrupt attacks of muscular weakness and hypotonia triggered by an emotional stimulus, such as mirth, anger, or fear. adj., cataplec´tic., adj.
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Cataplexy

• (n.) A morbid condition caused by an overwhelming shock or extreme fear and marked by rigidity of the muscles.
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cataplexy

(from the article `narcolepsy`) ...Most narcoleptics reveal rapid eye movement (REM) at the onset of sleep, in contrast to normal sleep, in which REM occurs about 90 minutes after ... ...thought to involve specific abnormal functioning of subcortical sleep-regulatory centres. Some people who experience attacks of narcolepsy also ... ...
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cataplexy

cataplexy A debilitating medical condition in which a person suddenly feels weak and collapses at moments of strong emotion; such as, laughter, anger, fear, or surprise. When such collapsing results, people with cataplexy may injure themselves. Laughter and other emotions trigger a reflex in people which can bring many of the muscles of the body t...
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cataplexy

Type: Term Pronunciation: kat′ă-plek′sē Definitions: 1. A transient attack of extreme generalized weakness, often precipitated by an emotional response, such as surprise, fear, or anger; one component of the narcolepsy quadrad.
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Cataplexy

Cataplexy is a sudden and transient episode of muscle weakness accompanied by full conscious awareness, typically triggered by emotions such as laughing, crying, terror, etc. It is the cardinal symptom of narcolepsy with cataplexy affecting roughly 70% of people who have narcolepsy, and is caused by an autoimmune destruction of the neurotransmitte...
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Cataplexy

Episodes of sudden bilateral loss of muscle tone resulting in the individual collapsing, often in as
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cataplexy

condition feigning death used by animals
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