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, 67 (2), 157-76

Opioid Receptor Systems and the Endorphins: A Review of Their Spinal Organization

Review

Opioid Receptor Systems and the Endorphins: A Review of Their Spinal Organization

T L Yaksh. J Neurosurg.

Abstract

A review of the spinal organization of opioid receptor systems and endorphins is presented. The review is a consideration of the physiological mechanisms underlying the effect of spinal opioids, the pharmacology of the opioid receptors that moderate a variety of spinal processing systems, and the endorphin systems that act upon the spinal receptors.

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