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How does codeine affect our brain's neurotransmitters?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Slows

Narcotics typically slow neurotransmission, especially the ones signalling pain.

In brief: Slows

Narcotics typically slow neurotransmission, especially the ones signalling pain.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Similar to endorphin

The chemical structure of Codeine is similar to that of the neurotransmitter, endorphin, a natural pain-killer produced by the body.
As such, Codeine molecules can fit readily into endorphin receptor sites, and stimulate those neurons to accomplish the same end result - suppressing the perception of pain.

In brief: Similar to endorphin

The chemical structure of Codeine is similar to that of the neurotransmitter, endorphin, a natural pain-killer produced by the body.
As such, Codeine molecules can fit readily into endorphin receptor sites, and stimulate those neurons to accomplish the same end result - suppressing the perception of pain.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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