Adenosine presynaptic inhibition and transmitter "spillover": a new hypothesis of etiopathogenesis of narcolepsy.

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Neurobiologic and clinical evidence has been discussed in order to propose a new hypothesis explaining the precipitous nature of narcoleptic attacks. It is postulated that narcoleptic episodes are triggered by a surge in the tone of the arousal system which temporarily overcomes the abnormal tonic inhibitory influences of adenosine on presynaptic terminals… (More)

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