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somatosensory cortex

a part of the brain responsible for processing stimulationcoming from the skin, body wall, muscles, bones, tendons andjoints. It plays a part in determining pain intensity.

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September 20th 2021

cross tolerance

this phenomenon arises in some drug categories, such as theopiates (heroin, morphine etc) and tryptamines (LSD,mescaline and psilocybin) when the prolonged use of one drugin the group results in the development of tolerance to theothers opioids.