MEpedia:Mainspace

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Mainspace refers to the main contents of MEpedia--the pages describing the science, history and people of ME. These pages appear in the MEpedia search bar simply by their names (without any prefixes) and they are also indexed to be searchable on web search engines.

Mainspace is distinct from pages with the prefix "MEpedia:", "Template:", "User:", and so forth. These pages generally deal with task of building MEpedia. For instance, projectspace refers to all project documentation pages, which begin with the prefix "MEpedia:". Userspace refers to individual contributor's pages and subpages.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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From MEpedia, a crowd-sourced encyclopedia of ME and CFS science and history.