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The Nature of Tolerance

  1. Dec 26, 2014 #1
    Hi everyone. In a thought experiment that I like to frequent, an important question arises. Is tolerance (the body's natural resistance to the effects of drugs) a technique that we've evolved to not grow too content with our current situation? Or, do the laws of chemistry determine that tolerance must exist?

    Is it or is it not possible to potentially genetically engineer an organism that does not build tolerance to drugs?
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  3. Dec 26, 2014 #2


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    You might want to look up Paracelsus, "The dose is the poison," or words to that effect. Holistic medicine. Cumulative poisons/effects.
  4. Dec 26, 2014 #3


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    Your questions cannot be answered. We don't allow "thought experiments" here, we stick to mainstream known science. If you have a specific question about how the body builds up tolerance, that would be allowable. This thread is closed.
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