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Which part of the brain causes narcolepsy?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Hypothalamus
The part of the brain known as the hypothalamus is responsible for narcolepsy.
Lack of a neurotransmitter called hypocretin (orexin) in this part of the brain results in the illness.

In brief: Hypothalamus
The part of the brain known as the hypothalamus is responsible for narcolepsy.
Lack of a neurotransmitter called hypocretin (orexin) in this part of the brain results in the illness.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hypothalamus
Narcolepsy is a chronic condition leading to excessive daytime sleepiness, among other symptoms.
In most patients it is caused by the destruction (thought to be autoimmune) of cell in the hypothalamus which produce a chemical (hypocretin or orexin) needed to stay wake. The loss of these cells and the chemical results in the condition.

In brief: Hypothalamus
Narcolepsy is a chronic condition leading to excessive daytime sleepiness, among other symptoms.
In most patients it is caused by the destruction (thought to be autoimmune) of cell in the hypothalamus which produce a chemical (hypocretin or orexin) needed to stay wake. The loss of these cells and the chemical results in the condition.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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