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medical explanations for relevant things: heroin

By sam atkins campbell, published on Apr 4, 2007

Heroin. heroin is like morphine for the brain, literally. the ultra relaxed mental state depicted in movies like Trainspotting is your brain going limp. when morphine acts on the body, pain sensations are dulled as endorphins are released. similarly, when heroin enters the brain, it binds with opioid receptors and eventually releases endorphins (the body's "natural pain killer"). The end effect is something like your brain going numb, just like with morphine. This phenomenon of similarity can be explained chemically. chemically, heroin and morphine are similar. morphine has two hydroxyl... (more)

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