from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to cataplexy; causing cataplexy; shocking the nervous system.
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Most cataplectic attacks last between a few seconds and one minute.
Outside the home, the dangers can be even greater: a child might fall down in the street if he is startled by an approaching vehicle, and an adolescent or adult can have a cataplectic attack while driving a car.
Laughter and anger are typical triggers, but any strong emotion or excitement can initiate a cataplectic event.
Most untreated narcoleptics with cataplexy have between one and four cataplectic attacks each day.
In fact, cataplectic episodes such as Jacqueline’s are a principal feature of this disorder.