How do painkillers work?

A short animation film about painkillers (NSAID – nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and their mode of action.
We often use painkillers without thinking about what impact they might have on our body or what are the active agents that actually reduce our pain.
I wanted to present the complex biochemical reactions and pathways underlying the mode of action of painkillers in pictures and words that are easy to follow and understand.
I focused on the most common class of painkillers which are the NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). This class contains, amongst others Ibuprofen, Aspirin and Diclofenac (Voltaren).



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