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Getting An Abortion In Alabama Is Hard. The Opioid Crisis Is Making It Even Harder

July 27, 2017
  Opioids relieve pain by bonding to the body’s mu receptors, blocking them and thus their ability to convey pain. “The body isn’t dumb,” says Dr. Nitin Sekhri, a pain management specialist at Westchester Medical Center. “Once you start to block a receptor, it just makes more. So your body ends up with more pain receptors, and the pain relief treatment stops working.”

NYMC Faculty: Nitin Sekhri, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology

 

Source: Huffington Post