Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Mon, 7th Mar 2011

How do painkillers target pain?

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This week, how do painkillers locate the bits that hurt? Do they have an inflammatory sat-nav or do they just numb your entire body? Plus, we ask why potato peelers never need sharpening.

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  • How do pain medications target pain?

    Dear Naked Scientists, I was wondering how Pain relief drugs target pain, and why we don't just go numb in random parts of the body? I hope you can help me in this, Yours, Andrew McCluskey



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