cataplexy

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cataplexy
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The term given to the sudden weakness of muscles triggered by emotions such as anger, laughter and surprise.

Seizures usually last for a couple of minutes or seconds but in extreme cases they can carry on for up to half an hour.

Statistics suggest about 75% of people with narcolepsy experience cataplexy.

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