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gating mechanism

in gate-control theory, the mechanism by which spinal gates open or close, thereby allowing or limiting the transmission of pain.

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May 26th 2024

depressant

depressant

1. adj. having the quality of diminishing or retarding a function or activity of a body system or organ.

2. n. any agent that has this quality, especially a CNS depressant.