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Unformatted text preview: Inhibits cyclooxygenase which inhibits prostaglandin synthesis diosgenin as precursor to glucocorticoids Dioscorea mexicana Mexico Blocks cytokine production. Inhibits phospholipids conversion to arachidonic acid which inhibits prostaglandin synthesis capsaicin Capsicum annuum & Capsicum frutescens Tropical America Agonist at capsaicin receptor, a heat-activated ion channel pain pathway...
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2009 for the course IB 117 taught by Professor Professorcarlson during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Fall '08