Abnormal neurovascular coupling
Neurovascular coupling (NVC) refers to the "regulation of cerebral blood flow to match brain activity, which is critically important for normal brain function".Abnormal neurovascular coupling is a hypothesis being investigated to find out if it is underpinning cause of chronic fatigue syndrome. In 2019, Dr Zack Shan was awarded a grant to research neurovascular coupling in CFS.
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- "USC research to diagnose 'invisible' illness faster". University of the Sunshine Coast. December 2019. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
- Stewart, Julian M.; Medow, Marvin S.; Messer, Zachary R.; Baugham, Ila L.; Terilli, Courtney; Ocon, Anthony J. (December 16, 2011). "Postural neurocognitive and neuronal activated cerebral blood flow deficits in young chronic fatigue syndrome patients with postural tachycardia syndrome". American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 302 (5): H1185–H1194. doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00994.2011. ISSN 0363-6135. PMC 3311460. PMID 22180650.
- Ocon, Anthony James (April 5, 2013). "Caught in the thickness of brain fog: exploring the cognitive symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Frontiers in Physiology. 4 (63). doi:10.3389/fphys.2013.00063. ISSN 1664-042X. PMC 3617392. PMID 23576989.
cerebral blood flow (CBF) - the amount of blood that goes through the arterial tree in the brain in a given amount of time