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Cardiovascular system

The cardiovascular system, also called the circulatory system or the vascular system, is an organ system that permits blood to circulate and transport nutrients (such as amino acids and electrolytes), oxygen, carbon dioxide, hormones, and blood cells to and from the cells in the body to provide nourishment and help in fighting diseases, stabilize temperature and pH, and maintain homeostasis. It also includes includes the lymphatic system, which circulates lymph.

Autonomic nervous system dysfunction resulting in orthostatic intolerance (e.g., Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and orthostatic hypotension), low blood volume, preload failure and other circulatory issues are all thought to contribute to the symptoms of ME. (more...)

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The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is a network that controls our body's stress responses, and regulates the immune system, energy use, the digestive system, and many other processes. The HPA axis is being investigated as a possible cause for M.E.(more ...)

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Source: Dr. Peter Rowe's website

Peter C. Rowe, MD, is the director of the John Hopkins Children's Center Chronic Fatigue Clinic in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and a professor of Pediatrics at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. As a leader in the field of pediatric myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), Dr Rowe is invited as a frequent guest at ME/CFS conferences and served as one of the experts on the "Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" that was convened for the 2015 Institute of Medicine report, and serves on the Solve ME/CFS Initiative Research Advisory Council. (more...)

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Function of the human heart
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