Brain's endocannabinoids help reduce pain when fear strikes

03/13/2013 | Galway Independent (Ireland)

Interactions among marijuana-like substances and other neurotransmitters in the brain's amygdala region can suppress pain in times of extreme stress, a study in the journal Pain found. "This research provides information on the complex interactions between multiple neurotransmitter systems including endocannabinoids, GABA and glutamate in times of stress and pain," National University of Ireland researcher David Finn said.

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