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Descriptor English: Cataplexy
Descriptor Spanish: Cataplejía
Descriptor Portuguese: Cataplexia
Descriptor French: Cataplexie
Entry term(s): Attack, Cataleptic
Attacks, Cataleptic
Cataleptic Attack
Cataleptic Attacks
Henneberg Syndrome
Status Cataplexicus
Syndrome, Henneberg
Syndrome, Tonelessness
Syndromes, Tonelessness
Tonelessness Syndrome
Tonelessness Syndromes
Tree number(s): C10.886.425.800.200.750.500
F03.870.400.800.200.750.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002385
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)
Annotation: do not confuse with CATALEPSY
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Related: Catalepsy MeSH
DeCS ID: 2429
Unique ID: D002385
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Cataplexy - Preferred
Concept UI M0003627
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)
Preferred term Cataplexy
Entry term(s) Attack, Cataleptic
Attacks, Cataleptic
Cataleptic Attack
Cataleptic Attacks
Henneberg Syndrome
Syndrome, Henneberg
Syndrome, Tonelessness
Syndromes, Tonelessness
Tonelessness Syndrome
Tonelessness Syndromes
Status Cataplexicus - Narrower
Concept UI M0334765
Preferred term Status Cataplexicus



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