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A condition characterized by recurrent episodes of daytime somnolence and lapses in consciousness (microsomnias) that may be associated with automatic behaviors and AMNESIA. CATAPLEXY; SLEEP PARALYSIS, and hypnagogic HALLUCINATIONS frequently accompany narcolepsy. The pathophysiology of this disorder includes sleep-onset rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which normally follows stage III or IV sleep. (From Neurology 1998 Feb;50(2 Suppl 1):S2-S7)

Year introduced: 1967(1963)

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Tree Number(s): C10.886.425.800.200.750, F03.870.400.800.200.750

MeSH Unique ID: D009290

Entry Terms:

  • Paroxysmal Sleep
  • Sleep, Paroxysmal
  • Narcoleptic Syndrome
  • Narcoleptic Syndromes
  • Syndrome, Narcoleptic
  • Syndromes, Narcoleptic
  • Gelineau Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Gelineau
  • Gelineau's Syndrome
  • Gelineau's Syndromes
  • Gelineaus Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Gelineau's
  • Syndromes, Gelineau's
  • Narcolepsy-Cataplexy Syndrome
  • Narcolepsy Cataplexy Syndrome
  • Narcolepsy-Cataplexy Syndromes
  • Syndrome, Narcolepsy-Cataplexy
  • Syndromes, Narcolepsy-Cataplexy

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