Basal ganglia

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Reduced Activation in Basal Ganglia Structures in CFS compared to Controls for the Win-Lose Contrast.[1]
Source: Miller et al. (2014). PLoS ONE 9(5): e98156. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098156
Basal ganglia are a set of structures in the brain regulated by dopamine that play a role in action selection, voluntary movements and executive function, as well as perception of effort.

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

A small study of chronic fatigue syndrome patients found increased choline in the basal ganglia.[2] Increased choline can be a sign of immune activation or increased cell membrane turnover.

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2014, Decreased Basal Ganglia Activation in Subjects with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Association with Symptoms of Fatigue[1](Full text)
  • 2003, Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of basal ganglia in chronic fatigue syndrome[2](Full text)

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ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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