opioid-mediated analgesia system

opioid-mediated analgesia system

Neurology A neurohumoral system that modulates the transmission of pain; OMAS neurons are activated by noxious stimuli, or by input from the pain-transmission neurons they inhibit. See Opioid-mediated analgesia system.
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