New Painkiller – Snake Venom


The next big thing in pain relievers may be snake venom. Researchers are suggesting that specific compounds in snake venom may actually be a potent painkiller.
The African Black Mamba is consider to be one of the world’s most deadliest snakes. It can grow up to 14 feet and has been known to have a very aggressive nature. Researchers have begun using the venom of this snake to create a new generation of painkillers that they are currently testing on mice.

This possible new group of pain relievers can be as effect as morphine, but without many of the side-effects you can get from taking morphine.
Researchers are happy with the results and are getting a better understanding about how our pain receptors work, which they hope will lead to even more natural compounds for the reduction or the elimination of pain for patients.

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