Morphine occurs naturally in the brain

A finding that may have important implications for the treatment of pain. Instead of using morphine, which is addictive, patients can be given a morphine precursor which causes the body to produce the pain killer naturally.

> From Wired Med-Tech Center

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Published: 23 September 2004

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