"Cataplexy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
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)
- Tonelessness Syndrome
- Syndrome, Tonelessness
- Syndromes, Tonelessness
- Tonelessness Syndromes
- Cataleptic Attacks
- Attack, Cataleptic
- Attacks, Cataleptic
- Cataleptic Attack
- Henneberg Syndrome
- Syndrome, Henneberg
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Cataplexy".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Cataplexy".
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