(c) 2004 by ALBERT DONNAY
How CO Causes MUSES Syndrome
HO-CO controls sensitization and habituation to stressors of all kinds.
Chronic repeated exposures to any stressor induces habituation,
so that higher doses are tolerated with less or no sensory awareness.
Isolated acute exposures (and de-habituation, as in ex-smokers)
induce sensitization, so that lower doses are less tolerated with more
While exogenous stressors (heat, drugs, alcohol) may be avoided,
endogenous CO produced by HO in response to ANY stressor cannot.
So if/once sensitized to CO via exogenous poisoning or dehabituation,
increased sensory awareness may be provoked by ANY stressor.
Result is multi-sensory sensitivity to odors, lights, sounds, foods, etc
(aka MCS in adults or Autism in children).