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Dentist in Scranton PA: Sedation for Redheads No Different from Others


Will redheads need more sedation from a dentist in Scranton, PA or Dallas, PA?

If some reports are to be believed, yes they will. A few studies have indicated that, thanks to their melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene, redheads require 20 percent more sedative than normal. As everyone knows, however, increasing sedative dosage is something that is done by medical practitioners with extreme caution.

The MC1R is a genetic code responsible for allowing the body to produce and regulate melanin. Experts, however, have linked this gene to unique responses to certain drugs like analgesics.
http://www.backmountaindental.com/dentist-scranton-pa-sedation-redheads-different-others/

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July 21, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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