Neuronal activity in narcolepsy: identification of cataplexy-related cells in the medial medulla.

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Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by sleepiness and episodes of cataplexy. Cataplexy is an abrupt loss of muscle tone, most often triggered by sudden, strong emotions. A subset of cells in the medial medulla of the narcoleptic dog discharged at high rates only in cataplexy and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. These cells were noncholinergic… (More)

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@article{Siegel1991NeuronalAI, title={Neuronal activity in narcolepsy: identification of cataplexy-related cells in the medial medulla.}, author={Jerome M Siegel and R. L. F. Nienhuis and Heidi Fahringer and R. Paul and Priyattam J. Shiromani and William C. Dement and Emmanuel Jean-Marie Mignot and C. Chiu}, journal={Science}, year={1991}, volume={252 5010}, pages={1315-8} }