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How Does Medication Know Which Part Of The Body Has A Pain?

The Route Of Medication To The Pain Site.

For Instance, If you have a headache, and drink Panado, the headache goes away, and if you have a pain on your limbs (legs and arms) and drink the same Panado, the pain goes away. Below is a detailed explanation of what actually causes this two mentioned above scenarios.

"Every medication, has a specific target in the body, and when ingested, it try by all means to reach its target area without being interfered".

According to Novavax, et al (2019), Every type of medication is a ligand and binds to a specific receptors on the target organ or cell. In the case of a patient with a headache, Panado is a ligand and Brain cells are the receptors where the ligand binds.

Below is a picture that shows the ligand-receptor binding.

According to Guyton, et al (2020), the medication that a person drink, is first absorbed by the body in the intestines into the blood stream. The blood carries this medication around every part of the body, since blood circulate the entire body of a human being.

This accounts to the reason why a leg pain and a headache will be cured by the same type of medication, because the blood carries the medication and circulate it all over the body, until it finds an area that has a pain and binds to it.

Every medication has side effects, because it has the ability to bind to other cells other than the target cells, and when this occurs, symptoms occurs and this is known as side effects of medication.

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