ELI5, aspirin lowers your nervous sensors that’s why you feel less pain when you take one, but how does it actually work?

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ELI5, aspirin lowers your nervous sensors that’s why you feel less pain when you take one, but how does it actually work?

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Aspirin doesn’t exactly “lower your nervous sensors.”

Put simply, aspirin slows down the action of another chemical in your body (cyclooxygenase) by changing its shape, which ordinarily produces a particular *other* set of chemicals called *prostaglandins,* which attach to our nerves and cause us to feel pain.

With less prostaglandin to attach to our nerves, our perception of pain is reduced.