Narcolepsy
Health dictionary
Untitled Document
Search :      

Art dictionary
Financial dictionary
Hollywood dictionary
Insurance dictionary
Literature dictionary
Real Estate dictionary
Tourism dictionary

 
  Narcolepsy



Narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder of sleep regulation that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. The four classic symptoms are excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations.

RELATED TERMS
--------------------------------------

Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder of sleep regulation that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. The four classic symptoms are excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations.

Neurological
The medical science that deals with the nervous system and disorders affecting it.

Affects
The feeling-tone accompaniment of an idea or mental representation. It is the most direct psychic derivative of instinct and the psychic representative of the various bodily changes by means of which instincts manifest themselves.

Cataplexy
Episodes of sudden bilateral loss of muscle tone resulting in the individual collapsing, often in association with intense emotions such as laughter, anger, fear, or surprise.

Paralysis
Inability to move parts of the body.

Hypnagogic
Referring to the semiconscious state immediately preceding sleep; may include hallucinations that are of no pathological significance.

Hallucinations
Subjectively experienced sensations in the absence of an appropriate stimulus, but which are regarded by the individual as real. They may be of organic origin or associated with MENTAL DISORDERS.



SIMILAR TERMS
--------------------------------------

Narcan
Narcan is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): naloxone hydrochloride.

Narcissism
Self-love, or self-centeredness.

Narcissistic
"Self-centered, being ""in love"" with oneself."

Narcosis
General and nonspecific reversible depression of neuronal excitability, produced by a number of physical and chemical agents, usually resulting in stupor rather than in anesthesia.



PREVIOUS AND NEXT TERMS
--------------------------------------

Nystagmus
Nystagmus is a rhythmic, repetitive, oscillatory eye movement. It may occur as a result of vestibular problems, as a result of visual problems, or as a result of certain brain stem or cerebellar abnormalities. Vestibular Nystagmus is characterized by a slow migration of the eyes in the wrong direction, followed by a sudden jerking back response.

Norepinephrine
A hormone produced by the adrenal glands that also acts as a neurotransmitter for nerve cells. Part of the fight-or-flight response.

Neurotransmitter
Specialized chemical messenger (eg, acetylcholine, dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin) that sends a message from one nerve cell to another. Most neurotransmitters play different roles throughout the body, many of which are not yet known.

Non-insulin-dependent diabetes
A condition in which the body either makes too little insulin or cannot properly use the insulin it makes to convert blood glucose to energy. Type 2 diabetes may be controlled with diet, exercise, and weight loss, or may require oral medications and/or insulin injections.

Nutrients
Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals provided by food and necessary for growth and the maintenance of life.

Narcolepsy

Natural Medicine
A term used to describe the philosophy of the particular alternative systems that emphasize Vis Medicatrix Naturae, "the healing power of nature." The therapeutic emphasis is on supporting or stimulating the organismís self-healing processes, rather than treating the symptoms or the disease. The "healing power" of nature is found in the innate homeostatic and healing systems of the body and mind of the living organism, not in the natural medicinal substance or therapy. This is also sometimes call "vitalistic" medicine.

Nuclear Medicine
Imaging technique where small amounts of radioactive substances (radio-isotopes) are injected into a patient to trace disease processes. Sometimes the radioactive substance may concentrate directly in an organ/tissue, but in most cases it has to be attached to a carrier molecule with a "preference" for a certain tissue or disease process. The concentrated radioactivity may be detected by a so-called gamma camera as typical "hot spots".

Norco
Hydrocodone (chemical synonym: dihydrocodeinone; trade names: Vicodin, Anexsia, Dicodid, Hycodan, Hycomine, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Tussionex) is an opioid derived from either of the natural occuring opiates -- codeine or thebaine. Hydrocodone is an orally active analgesic and antitussive Schedule II narcotic which is marketed in multi-ingredient Schedule III products. The therapeutic dose of 5 mg to 10 mg is pharmacologically equivalent to 30 to 60 mg of oral codeine.

Noncomedogenic
Not likely to cause comedones.

Neurologic Oncology
The study and treatment of cancers of the brain and nervous system.

   We thank you for using the Health Dictionary to search for Narcolepsy. If you have a better definition for Narcolepsy than the one presented here, please let us know by making use of the suggest a term option. This definition of Narcolepsy may be disputed by other professionals. Our attempt is to provide easy definitions on Narcolepsy and any other medical topic for the public at large.
 
This dictionary contains 59020 terms.      









  
                    © Health Dictionary 2005 - All rights reserved -

   arcolepsy / nrcolepsy / nacolepsy / narolepsy / narclepsy / narcoepsy / narcolpsy / narcolesy / narcolepy / narcoleps / nnarcolepsy / naarcolepsy / narrcolepsy / narccolepsy / narcoolepsy / narcollepsy / narcoleepsy / narcoleppsy / narcolepssy / narcolepsyy / barcolepsy / harcolepsy / jarcolepsy / marcolepsy / arcolepsy / nqrcolepsy / nwrcolepsy / nsrcolepsy / nxrcolepsy / nzrcolepsy / na4colepsy / na5colepsy / natcolepsy / nagcolepsy / nafcolepsy / nadcolepsy / naecolepsy / na3colepsy / narxolepsy / narsolepsy / nardolepsy / narfolepsy / narvolepsy / nar olepsy / narc9lepsy / narc0lepsy / narcplepsy / narcllepsy / narcklepsy / narcilepsy / narc8lepsy / narcooepsy / narcopepsy / narco;epsy / narco.epsy / narco,epsy / narcokepsy / narcoiepsy / narcol3psy / narcol4psy / narcolrpsy / narcolfpsy / narcoldpsy / narcolspsy / narcolwpsy / narcole0sy / narcole-sy / narcole[sy / narcole;sy / narcolelsy / narcoleosy / narcole9sy / narcolepwy / narcolepey / narcolepdy / narcolepxy / narcolepzy / narcolepay / narcolepqy / narcoleps6 / narcoleps7 / narcolepsu / narcolepsj / narcolepsh / narcolepsg / narcolepst / narcoleps5 /