Finding that brain uses serotonin to perpetuate chronic pain signals in local nerves may aid development of less addictive medications

Setting the stage for possible advances in pain treatment, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland report they have pinpointed two molecules involved in perpetuating chronic pain in mice. The molecules, they say, also appear to have a role in the phenomenon that causes uninjured areas of the body to be more sensitive to pain when an area nearby has been hurt.
Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today

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