When our pain receptors are stimulated, they send signals to the brain that produce what we call “pain”. While unpleasant, pain is actually our body’s way of letting us know that attention needs to be paid.
Pain results from a wide range of stimuli: physical, chemical or thermal. When a tissue is sufficiently stimulated, it locally produces substances called prostaglandin, which produce inflammation, pain and fever. By inhibiting prostaglandin production, Aspirin effectively acts as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and reduces fever as well as being a pain reliever. [3, 4, 59, 60]
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