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Narcolepsy: Quiz


Question 1: Certain variations in the HLA complex were thought to increase the risk of an ________ response to protein-producing neurons in the brain.
Autoimmune diseaseHypersensitivityCell-mediated immunityAutoimmunity

Question 2: [13] Other medications used are ________[14] and selegiline[15].

Question 3: Narcolepsy has its typical onset in ________ and young adulthood.
AdolescencePubertyAgeingDevelopmental psychology

Question 4: A narcoleptic will most likely experience disturbed nocturnal sleep and also abnormal daytime sleep pattern, which is often confused with ________.
Mood disorderInsomniaBipolar disorderMajor depressive disorder

Question 5: Cataplexy and other REM-sleep symptoms are frequently treated with tricyclic antidepressants such as ________, imipramine, or protriptyline, as well as other drugs that suppress REM sleep.

Question 6: In the movie Rat Race, one of the main characters (Enrico Pollini, played by ________) has narcolepsy and is very eccentric.
Rowan AtkinsonBlackadder IIBlackadder Goes ForthBlackadder

Question 7: The changes in the motor and ________ systems during REM sleep have been studied in both human and animal models.
PainNervous systemProprioceptionNociceptor

Question 8: Two tests that are commonly used in diagnosing narcolepsy are the ________ and the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT).
PolysomnographySleep disorderSleep apneaObesity hypoventilation syndrome

Question 9: Although these are the common symptoms of narcolepsy, many people with narcolepsy also suffer from ________ for extended periods of time.
Major depressive disorderMood disorderBipolar disorderInsomnia

Question 10: In the ________, it is estimated that this condition afflicts as many as 200,000 Americans,[12] but fewer than 50,000 are diagnosed.
United StatesPhilippinesCanadaAlaska

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