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agents that relieve pain without causing loss of consciousness.

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The Fiber Disease

... alkaloids are derivatives of amino acids. Even though many alkaloids are poisonous (such as strychnine or coniine), some are used in medicine as analgesics (pain relievers) or anaesthetics, particularly morphine and codeine. Most alkaloids have a very bitter taste. Although formally an alkaloid, ...

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by Skytroll
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20 Amino Acids

... scavenger for oxidizing agents (2 GSH = GS-SG + 2 H) Enkephalins (pain relief--found in brain)- Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Leu (or Met) natural brain analgesics - have structural similarity to opiates Oxytocin (induction of labor) and Vasopressin (antidiuretic) - Nonapeptides Other hormones (insulin, ...

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by CoolJay221
Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:02 pm
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