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Narcoleptics have 90% less neuropeptide hypocretin

Jul 18, 2013 by

Curious what causes narcolepsy? Part of the disorder is due to narcoleptics having 90 percent fewer neurons containing the neuropeptide hypocretin than non-narcoleptics. Hypocretin is a chemical that keeps us awake and alert. It also elevates mood....

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