Redheads are Harder to Sedate Than Any Other Group

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Redheads are harder to sedate than any other group. Using most common anesthetics, they require on average about 20% more anesthesia.  They also have a higher tolerance for pain than ‘normal’ people. This is because the Melancortin 1 Receptor mutation that gives them red hair also triggers the excess release of Pheomelanin, which among other things stimulates a brain receptor related to pain sensitivity.

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2 comments

  • Dear Daven

    Do you have the original source for this fact? Scientific and medical papers are preferred. I’ve seen this fact floating around a lot but I haven’t been able to locate any source material for it

    Kind regards

    Jennifer

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