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Compound discovered in snails could present an alternative to opioids

A compound found in marine snails could offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Utah (UT, USA) have demonstrated the compound, termed RgIA4, acts on a pathway that is not associated with opioids and also has durable effects after it has been cleared from the body. 
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