Alpha-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone

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α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) is an endogenous peptide hormone and neuropeptide.

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A study of 55 patients found significantly higher levels of a-MSH in the blood in chronic fatigue syndrome patients.[1]

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endogenous - Growing or originating from within an organism.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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