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ME

Abbreviation for medical examiner.

Me

Symbol for methyl.

ME

abbr.
1. also Me. Maine
2.
a. mechanical engineer
b. mechanical engineering
3. medical examiner
4. Middle English

chronic fatigue syndrome

A condition resembling poliomyelitis, which was first described in the mid-1980s in California, often following viral infections (e.g., herpes, hepatitis, CMV) or which may be induced by an unrecognised virus. CFS is defined by a new onset (not lifelong) of unexplained, persistent fatigue unrelated to exertion and not substantially relieved by rest, which causes a significant reduction in previous activity levels. While CFS had been associated with EBV infection, more than half of those with the CFS improve without a change in EBV titers.

Aetiology
Unknown, psychosocial dysfunction has been implicated.
 
Clinical findings
Unexplained persistent fatigue, inability to concentrate, weakness, lymphadenopathy and malaise, severe headache, myalgia, myasthenia, variable cranial and peripheral nerve dysfunction and depression.

Treatment
None; alleged reported cures are thought to be due to placebo response or spontaneous remission; recuperation requires up to a year.

Chronic Fatigue syndrome symptoms
Four or more of the following symptoms that last six months or longer:
• Impaired memory or concentration;
• Post-exertional malaise, where physical or mental exertion bring on extreme, prolonged exhaustion and sickness.
• Unrefreshing sleep.
• Myalgia.
• Arthalgias.
• Headaches of a new kind or greater severity.
• Sore throat, frequent or recurring.
• Tender lymph nodes (cervical or axillary).

ME

Abbreviation for medical examiner;
myalgic encephalomyelitis.

ME

Abbreviation for medical examiner.
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Hence, Lydgate's abundant use of those three lexemes and especially of twen(e) and atwen are unique when compared to the general tendency observed in the Middle English texts.
In chapter 9, Phillipa Hardman builds a case in favour of considering young readers "among the potential target audience of Middle English romance" (152) and regrets that youngsters have not received scholarly attention comparable to that afforded to the female audience of romance.
E Emerson, A Middle English Reader (London: Macmillan, 1915), 250.
Hall, Selections from Early Middle English: 1130-1250, 2 vols.
Both Old and late Middle English poetry evince the same regular pattern of alliteration across the line (Duggan 1986), and both of them strictly regulate unstressed syllables within the half-line (Cable 1988; Duggan 1988).
(6) hy nuste ware hy were they NEG.knew where they were 'they didn't know where they were' (Stage I, contracted; corp145selt.tag) Contraction has been shown to be dialectally variable in Old and Middle English (Levin 1958, Hogg 2004, Iyeiri 1992,2001, Van Bergen 2008), with West Saxon Old English and Southern and West Midlands Middle English exhibiting contraction much more regularly.
Hawkins Can be traced back to the middle English phrase raw kin, meaning young Ralph.
The third and fourth stanzas of the Middle English text show a great deal of corrections, including words inserted above the fine, between words, and over erasures.
Original materials in Middle and Modern English and French are freely quoted, and an appendix gives a full Middle English transcription of the version of the tale in Houghton Library MS Richardson 35.
Regarded by many as the writer who beckoned Middle English into Modern English, Chaucer was not alone in using words with which we would be familiar in his plays.
Derek Pearsall's lead essay "The Pleasure of Popular Romance: A Prefatory Essay" is immediately engaging: looking ruefully back at his own early essay on popular romance--"The Development of Middle English Romance," Mediaeval Studies, 27 (1965), pp.
Here we are on better known etymological ground; parallel and source forms are Middle English browes(se, -yce, brouwys (Middle English Dictionary 2001) and Anglo-French bruet, bru, brue; broe, broue, brouhei, browet, bruoy; bre, breo, breof bro, brof (Anglo-Norman Dictionary 2005), all 'broth, soup'.
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