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How are the receptors in the thalamus weakened/shut down during sleep?

Sleep research is a big field and the answer to your question can take many forms and fill libraries. Having said that, it is not so much inhibition of the thalamus per se, but a change in firing ...
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How do receptors lose their sensitivity?

The major celltypes responsible for getting rid of blood glucose are the liver, adipose tissue (fat cells) and the muscles. The problem of how muscles becomes insulin resistance was solved by a team ...
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