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MGH Researchers Shed New Light On How Pain Killers Work

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March 22, 2001
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Massachusetts General Hospital
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Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have shown for the first time how a class of common pain-relieving agents called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – better known as aspirin and aspirin-like products – work by acting both within the central nervous system as well as in the inflamed region around the source of pain.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have shown for the first time how a class of common pain-relieving agents called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – better known as aspirin and aspirin-like products – work by acting both within the central nervous system as well as in the inflamed region around the source of pain. Until now, it was thought that the effectiveness of these drugs was related to action at the inflammation site only.


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