• anonymous
while hiking, Ken stumbled and fell down a 10-foot cliff. Upon landing, he sprained his ankle badly. Ken was surprised that he felt very little pain for the first half hour. explain how the following helped Ken feel little pain in the moments after injury: a. Endorphins b. The synapse (I understand how endorphin help, but I'm confused on how the synapse helps?)
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  • anonymous
The synapse is used to transmit signals between cells, so the endorphin's are interacting with the receptors in the brain, the pain will not be felt because the brain can't send signals to the synapse to feel how the ankle is injured at the moment when the endorphin's levels are so high.

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