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Effect of coffein

Etaoin Shrdlu cooper17.spamless at xs4all.nl
Thu May 18 01:50:12 EST 2000


> Jure Sah <jure.sah at guest.arnes.si> wrote:
> > What is the effect of cofein on neuro systems?

> In reasonable doses it blocks adenosine receptors, and adenosine is
> a substance that is endogenous (the brain produces it) and will
> inhibt neuronal activity. Caffeine will thus allow adenosine to
> inhibit neuronal function.
> Dag Stenberg

Must admit I'm confused. If adenosine inhibits neuronal function, then
surely blocking its receptors would inhibit its ability to inhibit
neuronal function, not "allow" it.
--Katrina






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