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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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Basant K. Puri, Professor, is a member of the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College School of Medicine, UK. He is, also, a part-time consultant and medical researcher at Breakspear Medical, Hertfordshire, UK. Puri heads the Lipid Neuroscience Group at Imperial College and authored of over 130 peer-reviewed medical and scientific papers and over 30 books. He used proton neurospectroscopy to identify a differential variation in choline levels in the brains of ME patients, suggesting that there are insufficient levels of fatty acids chains in the brains of ME patients. (more...)


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