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How Pain Relievers Work

SCIENCE!

submitted by: Matwix_2004
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Hits: 6137 | Favorites: 3 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 2.6 | Category: Science | Date: 06/30/2012
 
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keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2551 Posts
Monday, July 2, 2012 7:52:28 AM
Thanks JaLacoab for the shxtty explanation, I am enlightened by your knowledge.

han5nah
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 740 Posts
Sunday, July 1, 2012 4:39:47 PM
Awesome!

JaLacaob
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1793 Posts
Sunday, July 1, 2012 9:20:24 AM
onoffonoffon: Acetaminophen (Tyelnol) works by basically blocking the COX from the video (Cox blocked?... anyway...) but it's not blocking them in the same place. It`s blocking COX enzymes in the central nervous system rather than out at the nociceptors, aka, your spine/brain areas. It`s also not a terribly well understood drug, so there are other things going on there, as well, that are not actually scientifically proven.

JaLacaob
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1793 Posts
Sunday, July 1, 2012 9:15:24 AM
keith2: Take it with food. Vicodin is made of hydrocodone and.. guess what? Acetaminophen. They hydrocodone messes with your brain's receptors rather than the active slots on your nociceptors.

JaLacaob
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1793 Posts
Sunday, July 1, 2012 9:11:13 AM
Draculya: The pharmacist in me cannot let this go as it is. Acetaminophen is NOT an NSAID (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It is in fact classified as an analgesic, which does not help inflammation and pretty much just blocks pain.

Fleaman1797: It's cheap. It does work. It won`t kill you if you don`t take too much of it, much like anything else in life. Don`t use it every time you break a nail, and don`t think you can take a whole load of it at one time and you`ll be fine.

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