How Does Morphine Work In Your Body


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How Does Morphine Work In Your Body

How does morphine work to control pain? Thanks for your response.


Morphine binds itself to the µ (mu) opioid receptor, which prevents the receptor from sending pain messages to the brain. So unlike something like an anti-inflammatory that works on the cause of pain (by reducing inflammation), morphine and drugs in that same class keep you from feeling the brunt of it.

Here are a couple of articles that go into more detail:

Morphine -; Effects on the Body

Pharmacology -; Morphine

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