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Nervous system

The nervous system is the part of an animal's body that coordinates its voluntary and involuntary actions and transmits signals to and from different parts of its body. Neuroinflammation, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, and intracranial hypertension are all thought to contribute to the symptoms of ME. (more...)

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Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in executive function, motor control, motivation, and arousal. The largest source of dopamine in the brain is in the basal ganglia. (more...)

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Source: University of Utah Faculty page

Alan R. Light, Phd., is a Research Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at the Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience at the University of Utah. He studies the neurobiology of pain and fatigue enhancement caused by injury and in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Professor Light and his wife. Dr. Kathleen Light, are known for their work on post-exertional gene expression after exercise. (more...)

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A sketch of the human brain
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