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how do some opioids cause severe itching?

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how do some opioids cause severe itching?

chapel hill, nc - opioids have long been an important tool in the world of pain management, but the side effects of these drugs - from addiction and respiratory failure to severe itching and dizziness, can be overwhelming. scientists have been trying to understand how these side effects happen so they can create better, less problematic pain relievers.new findings published in the journal nature chemical biology by unc school of medicine scientists show that mrgrpx2, a receptor protein on the surface of mast cells, can trigger the immune system response that leads to itching associated with some opioids.kate lansu, the paper's first co-author and a graduate student in the lab of bryan roth...