253: Redheads and Pain

253: Redheads and Pain

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253: Redheads and Pain
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We’re both married to redheads and have kids with that redhead gene! From ginger beards to coppery locks, is there any truth to the belief that redheads handle pain meds and anesthesia differently?

Show Notes:

NIH report on Redheads and pain thresholds

2004 Study by Daniel Sessler and (Edwin B Liem 1Chun-Ming LinMohammad-Irfan SulemanAnthony G DoufasRonald G GreggJacqueline M VeauthierGary Loyd, ) on Anesthetic requirement in redheads

Redheads might need less analgesics

Want to learn more about skin and melanin? Listen to the Ologies episode on Melaninology!

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