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Mechanisms and clinical uses of capsaicin $ Surinder

  title={Mechanisms and clinical uses of capsaicin \$ Surinder},
  author={K. Sharma and Amarjit Singh Vij and M. Sharma}
Capsaicin is the active ingredient of chili peppers and gives them the characteristic pungent flavor. Understanding the actions of capsaicin led to the discovery of its receptor, transient receptor potential vanilloid subfamily member 1 (TRPV1). This receptor is found on key sensory afferents, and so the use of capsaicin to selectively activate pain afferents has been studied in animal and human models for various indications. Capsaicin is unique among naturally occurring irritant compounds… CONTINUE READING

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