Pain relieving drug related in action and structure to the opiates. A powerful pain-relieving drug associated with potential to cause significant alteration of mood and dependence following repeated administration.
The body’s communication system; nerves carry messages back and forth between the brain and all body parts.
Pain relief method in which an anesthetic is injected into a nerve.
Nerve projections from the spinal cord.
A physician who specializes in treating diseases of the nervous system.
Is the key hunger transmitter in the brain. It signals the hypothalamus to eat. The action of neuropeptide Y is the opposite of that of leptin.
A physician who specializes in surgery on the brain, nerves, and spinal cord.
A chemical produced in the brain that sends messages between nerve cells.
Soft center of an intervertebral disc, made up of gel-like substance.
The relationship of food to the well-being of the body.