Identification of the neuronal suppressor of cataplexy, sudden weakening of muscle tone -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Identification of the neuronal suppressor of cataplexy, sudden weakening of muscle tone

05/15/2017

Image: Scheme of the human brain an nacrolepsy patient; Copyright: Kanazawa University

External stimulus causing excitement such as laughter by a joke augments the amygdala activity. In narcolepsy patient (left) lacking orexin neurons, activities of the amygdala become excessive, causing cataplexy; ©Kanazawa University