How does pain medication work?
Types of Cell Communication/ Transporation
Basics of Pain Medication
Pain Medications, also known as narcotics or opioids, are used to relieve all sorts of aches and pains. Among some of the most common narcotics are Codeine, Morphine, and Fentanyl. They work by "blinding" the receptors that lead to the brain, which blocks the pain signals.
How Pain Works
How it ties in
As previously mentioned, pain medication works by blocking signal paths to and from the location of pain. It works by interrupting the neurotransmitter's path and preventing the message of pain to get across.
BLOCKS PAIN MESSAGES TO THE BRAIN
So pain medication basically
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