Better than opiates: Researchers at FAU use adrenaline receptors for highly-effective analgesics

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FAU on 10/4/2022

New substances that activate adrenalin receptors instead of opioid receptors have a similar pain relieving effect to opiates, but without the negative aspects such as respiratory depression and addiction. This is the result of research carried out by an international team of researchers led by the Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at FAU. Their findings, which have now been published in the renowned scientific journal Science, are a milestone in the development of non-opioid pain relief.