Category Archives: GABA system

Researchers use A3 adenosine receptors to activate ‘off signals’ for chronic pain.


In a new study from Saint Louis University, researchers discovered that drugs targeting the A3 adenosine receptor can turn off pain signals in the spinal cord to provide relief from chronic pain.  Pain is the most common reason that people seek medical attention, but the available treatments, most commonly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids, are not always successful at

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