Sentence Examples


  • The discovery of the role of hypocretin in narcolepsy is the most recent and one of the most significant discoveries in the study of the disorder.
  • Researchers conducting examinations of human and animal brains surmise that a deficiency of cells called hypocretin may be a cause for narcolepsy.
  • Narcolepsy is a disorder in the nervous system of the body that occurs when fewer amounts of a protein called hypocretin are made in the brain.
  • Orexin-Another name for hypocretin, a chemical secreted in the hypothalmus that regulates the sleep/wake cycle.
  • Some scientists believe that a deficiency in the production of hypocretin could be behind the episodes.