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What are sodium channel activators used for?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Voltage-gated

Sodium channels are normally found on the peripheral terminals of nocicpetors (sensory neuron).
With tissue injury, the number of these sodium channels increases. When a noxious stimulus acts at the peripheral end of an axon, some sodium channels open to allow an influx of sodium into the cell leading to action potential and pain.

In brief: Voltage-gated

Sodium channels are normally found on the peripheral terminals of nocicpetors (sensory neuron).
With tissue injury, the number of these sodium channels increases. When a noxious stimulus acts at the peripheral end of an axon, some sodium channels open to allow an influx of sodium into the cell leading to action potential and pain.
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