Portal:Endocrine system/Selected article

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These are selected articles related to the endocrine system which appear on Portal:Endocrine system.


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 ...)


A nest of thyroid cells, with a stain.
Thyroid hormones are a group of hormones produced and released by the thyroid gland, namely triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). They are primarily responsible for controlling energy metabolism (more...)


Cortisol is a hormone produced by the body's adrenal glands, which are part of the endocrine system. Low cortisol level, known as hypocortisolism, frequently occur in patients with ME/CFS (more...)

edit Temperature sensitivity, including an inability to tolerate hot or cold temperatures, is frequently found in patients with ME/CFS.

A part of the brain called the hypothalamus regulates and stabilizes core body temperature (more...)

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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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