Do you really want to hurt me?

NMDA is the receptor at the far (brain) side of the nerve synapse which is responsible for long lasting pain. Now the NIH scientists are refining just which part of NMDA we have to worry about. So you don’t have to backtrack through the whole site, we also include a little review of pain chemistry so you don’t have to figure out why NMDA is important. (Skip down to the line if you already remember pain chemistry). Many articles here may be more enjoyable if you take a moment to look at the part of the brain under discussion. For a clickable map of the brain, go to http://www.marymt.edu/~psychol/brain.html

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