Entry from US English dictionary
Another name for orexin.
- It seems to be caused by a deficiency of hypocretin, a molecule that allows cells to successfully communicate with each other.
- Research has identified that there is reduced hypocretin in the brains of those who have narcolepsy.
- The narcoleptic brains showed a dramatic loss of hypocretin cells, between 85 and 95 percent fewer than the normal brains.
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