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In essence, the nerve agent triggers a protein chain reaction, resulting in an uncontrolled bombardment of body tissue and organs with nerve signals by a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.
Opioid receptors are located in parts of the brain that are also heavily involved in the reward system and interact with the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Researchers have variously attributed this to psychopathology, a genetic quirk or possibly a chemical imbalance (for instance, low levels of the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine).
Previous research has shown that dopamine, a neurotransmitter, plays a key role in learning for other insects and animals.
Hemby has found that kratom's principal chemicals do bond to opioid receptors and cause opioid-like effects such as pain relief and a euphoric rush from a release of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
But the sudden withdrawal of opioids from their mothers may cause increased production of neurotransmitters, which can disrupt the nervous system and overstimulate bodily functions.
Alcohol, on the other hand, slows the functioning of neurotransmitters in your brain, which carry messages between your neurons.
Pain travels the body through multiple pathways and involves different neurotransmitters and receptors.
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medical : a substance in the body that carries a signal from one nerve cell to another
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